White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said recent talks with China "went very well."
"The phone call last night with Secretary Mnuchin and Lighthizer and Deputy Prime Minister Liu, he went very well. That's important," Kudlow said on Squawk on CNBC Street on Friday. "Telephone lines are open during this period and negotiations are ongoing."
Liu, China's chief trade negotiator, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthouse and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made a phone call Wednesday and agreed to meet early October for another round of negotiations.
"The level of MPs [meeting] will continue in Washington later this month and then meetings at the MP level will be put on the agenda and outlined so that the principles will be met [in] in early October." said Kudlow. "I think this is terribly important."
A USTR spokesman said earlier this week that the two sides "agreed to hold ministerial meetings in Washington in the coming weeks" and that deputy level meetings would be held in mid-September "to lay the groundwork for meaningful progress."
Many market participants and Chinese insiders believe that these new trade talks can lead to something substantial. The two countries have been in a war of war for 1