Trump Wants to See Japan-U.S. Trade Deal in Aug.

Politics

Tokyo, May 27 (Jiji Press)--Visiting U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday expressed a wish to strike an agreement in bilateral trade negotiations in August.

"We will be announcing some things, probably in August, that will be very good for both countries," Trump said at the beginning of his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

But the Japanese side denied that the two leaders agreed on an August deal, which would follow the House of Councillors election possibly in July.

Meanwhile, Tokyo and Washington confirmed close cooperation toward the envisioned denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and progress on the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese nationals.

At a joint news conference after the summit, Trump said his country aims to "remove trade barriers, and barriers of all kinds," in its negotiations with Japan.

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