A senior adviser to President Donald Trump said on Monday that a US-China trade deal was still possible before the end of the year, adding that the first phase of the agreement was being put to paper, reported Reuters.

“Sure,” White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters when asked if a deal were still possible this year to address some trade disputes between the world’s two largest economies.

US President Donald Trump on Monday said US legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong did not make trade negotiations with China easier, but added he believes Beijing still wants a deal with the United States.