WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday that he had confirmed with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that new bilateral trade talks would proceed based on the two nations’ joint statement issued last September.
Speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C., Motegi said he had a “frank and good exchange” with Lighthizer. The two would meet again on Tuesday, after which Motegi said he would explain the contents of their talks.
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