Pompeo promises 'significant announcement' on US-China trade talks

(VOVWORLD) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expressing optimism that trade talks with China aimed at ending tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of products will be successful.

In an interview in Iowa, Mr. Pompeo said while negotiations are ongoing, the two sides have made a lot of progress. He said he hoped that in the coming days and weeks, there will be a significant announcement. The top U.S. diplomat is in Iowa to discuss diplomatic efforts to promote American economic interests and American exports.

Zhang Yesui, a spokesperson for the National People's Congress (NPC) of China, expressed optimism about the possibility of reaching a deal with the US. He said more talks are needed to achieve an equal agreement for the mutual benefit of both nations.