Japan-US trade chiefs hold trade talks before summit

26th May, 2019 11:48:47 printer

TOKYO: Japanese and US trade chiefs held a meeting on trade here on Saturday before a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. President Donald Trump.

Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan's minister for economic and fiscal policy, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had a discussion about issues including tariffs on agricultural and industrial products, report agencies.

Motegi, who is in charge of trade issues with the United States, expressed his hope for a deal that is beneficial to both Japanese and U.S. businesses.