In response to the issue of the signing of the first phase of the China-US economic and trade agreement, Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Wednesday (December 25) that the economic and trade teams of the two sides are currently maintaining close communication on the specific arrangements for signing the agreement.
US President Trump said the day before that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will eventually sign a trade agreement together.
President Trump has a video conference with members of the U.S. Army at his Sea Lake Manor in Florida before Christmas to congratulate them on their happy holidays. (December 24, 2019)
The first-phase agreement between the two countries, including China ’s large-scale purchase of U.S. agricultural products, is called a major historic agreement. However, after the agreement was announced, it also attracted a lot of criticism and questions whether the two parties would hold a formal signing ceremony And whether President Trump and Xi Jinping will be present in person has attracted much attention.
"We will have a signing ceremony, yes. We will eventually have, yes, when we meet," President Trump said in a video conversation at the Haihu Manor on Tuesday after giving holiday greetings to U.S. military personnel. . "
US Trade Representative Lighthizer said on December 13 that the agreement will be signed in the first week of January next year, but this will be a ministerial signing ceremony. White House Chief Economic Adviser Kudlow subsequently stated that the agreement would be signed by U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer and China's Deputy Prime Minister Liu He.
At a regular press conference by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, Geng Shuang did not provide any details about reporters' questions about the signing ceremony of the agreement between President Trump and Xi Jinping. In response to uncertainties in US-China relations, China steps up efforts to build China-Japan-ROK free trade zone