WASHINGTON   -  US President Donald Trump said in a Twitter statement on Friday that the trade talks between Washington and Beijing are proceeding well.

“China talks are going very well!’ Trump said.

On Saturday, during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on a truce in their escalating trade war.

Trump agreed to suspend plans to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent in order to pave the way for trade talks with Beijing, but warned that if the negotiations do not succeed within three months, the tariffs will be hiked as planned.

China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war after Trump announced in June that $50 billion worth of Chinese goods would be subject to 25 percent tariffs in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit. Since then, the two countries have exchanged several rounds of trade duties on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods.