Japan, Germany to Agree on Info Protection Pact


Tokyo, Feb. 1 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are expected to reach a broad agreement on Monday to conclude an information protection treaty, informed sources said Friday.

The pact to boost security cooperation between Japan and Germany will call on the two countries to exchange confidential information, such as on terrorism, and manage exchanged information under respective domestic laws, the sources said.

Merkel is scheduled to visit Japan for two days from Monday.

At their meeting, the Japanese and German leaders are also likely to pledge their cooperation for a successful summit of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies in Osaka in June, the sources said.

Moreover, Abe and Merkel would welcome the Japan-European Union economic partnership agreement coming into force and agree to promote free trade, they noted.

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