The United States and China on Thursday agreed to hold the next round of trade talks in early October in Washington, D.C.

The meeting was arranged during a phone call between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Chinese central bank governor Yi Gang. The Chinese Commerce Ministry first announced the round of talks. Preliminary, mid-level meetings will take place this month.

“Ambassador Lighthizer and Secretary Mnuchin spoke with Vice Premier Liu He of China on Wednesday night regarding U.S.-China trade talks,” a U.S. Trade Representative’s statement said. “They agreed to hold meetings at the ministerial level in Washington in the coming weeks. In advance of these discussions, deputy-level meetings will take place in mid-September to lay the ground work for meaningful progress.”

“Both sides agreed they should work together and take practical actions to create favorable conditions for the negotiations,” the Chinese Commerce Ministry said.