President Donald Trump listens to a question as he meets with former hostage Danny Burch, an oil engineer who was taken hostage in Yemen in September 2017, inside Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 6, 2019.

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President Donald Trump listens to a question as he meets with former hostage Danny Burch, an oil engineer who was taken hostage in Yemen in September 2017, inside Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 6, 2019.

President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. will probably know inside next three or four weeks about a possible trade deal with China.

“We’ll have news on China. Probably one way or the additional, we’re going to know over the next three to four weeks,” Trump said during a St. Patrick’s Day reception coming from the White House’s East Room.

The president remarked that will China has been “very responsible as well as very reasonable.”

the planet’s two largest economies have been embroiled in a trade war the past year, hitting each additional with retaliatory tariffs. There have been signs of progress to end the trade dispute, nevertheless protection for intellectual property as well as additional structural factors inside Chinese market remain sticking points between Beijing as well as Washington.

“If that will one gets done, that will will be something that will people will be talking about for a long time,” Trump said.

Last month, the Trump administration postponed imposing one more round of tariffs on Chinese goods. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier This kind of month the U.S. as well as China were “on the cusp” of a possible deal.

On Wednesday, Trump said he was in “no rush” to complete a trade deal with Beijing.