U.S. President Donald Trump announces a deal to end the partial government shutdown as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2019. Image Credit: Agencies

WASHINGTON:  U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said a deal had been reached on legislation that would reopen the U.S. government through Feb. 15.

"I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government," Trump said at the White House.  "In a short while, I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks, until February 15."

Trump said in the meantime a bipartisan committee of lawmakers would meet to discuss the nation's border security needs.

While defending his wall project, Trump made no firm announcement regarding his demand for $5.7 billion to fund the border wall - a key campaign promise to his right-wing base.

Trump said in the meantime a bipartisan committee of lawmakers would meet to discuss the nation's border security needs.

The government closure was in its 35th day on Friday and was threatening the economy as hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed a second paycheck on Friday.

The U.S. Senate rejected two shutdown-ending bills on Thursday.

Trump had been dug in, insisting on funding for a wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border, while the Democratic-led House of Representatives opposed the wall.

Democrats in the House had demanded a reopening of the government before any negotiations with Trump and his Republican allies in Congress on border security.