BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Commerce Minister Wang Wentao said China is willing to listen to the opinions of foreign companies including U.S. firms, a ministry statement said on Friday.

In a video telephone call with U.S.-China Business Council president Craig Allen, Wang discussed bilateral trade and China’s opening up, saying the country was willing to work with relevant U.S. departments to promote cooperation.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Liz Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)