Japan, France to Cooperate to Set Data Trading Rules


Paris, April 23 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday agreed on bilateral cooperation to set international rules on data trading.

Abe told Macron that Japan will help France rebuild the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Macron expressed his gratitude.

Abe will chair a Group of 20 summit in Osaka in late June, while Macron will be the chair of a Group of Seven summit in August.

The prime minister asked the French president for cooperation, aiming to strike an agreement at the G-20 summit to establish a framework of discussions on data trading rules under the World Trade Organization.

At a joint press conference before their meeting in the president's office in Paris, Abe cited the promotion of free trade and global economic growth through innovations as main topics in the G-20 summit.

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