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Top U.S., Chinese official optimistic on Phase 1 trade deal after phone call -USTR

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Monday, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office said in a statement, and both sides see progress on trade issues and are committed to making the Phase 1 agreement reached in January a success.

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Monday, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office said in a statement, and both sides see progress on trade issues and are committed to making the Phase 1 agreement reached in January a success.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

((eric.beech@thomsonreuters.com; 202-898-8322; Reuters Messaging: eric.beech.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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