U.S. President Donald Trump affirmed on Tuesday that he and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, will hold a contract signing ceremony to ink the phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal completed this month.
“We will be having a signing ceremony, yes. We will ultimately, yes, when we get together. And we’ll be having a quicker signing because we want to get it done. The deal is done, it’s just being translated right now,” bared Trump.
Robert Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, said on Dec. 13 that officials from China and the U.S. would have the contract signing in the first week of January 2020.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang disclosed that both countries were having intact communication.
A trade deal content released by U.S. officials was not confirmed by the other party as a spokesperson for China’s Commerce Ministry said last week the details would be divulged publicly after the official signing of the contract.