US ‘very close’ to ‘major’ trade deal with Japan: Trump

FRANCE: President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States and Japan are “very close” to a major bilateral trade deal.

Speaking shortly before holding talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Trump said the US is “very close to a major deal with Japan.”

The two sides have “been working on it for five months,” he told reporters at the start of a separate meeting held with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019