According to TASS, he said this at the White House at the signing ceremony.

“We are aware that the differences will remain between our countries, but today a new chapter has been opened in trade relations between the two largest economies in the world,” Pence said.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump announced his readiness to visit China soon.

In late December, the US president announced that the United States and China will sign the first phase of the trade agreement at the White House on January 15.

As previously noted in the US Treasury, the second phase of the trade deal with China will include a reduction in duties.