The head of the White House said that he will also discuss with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The Us President Donald Trump expects to conclude a trade agreement with Japan in May when he scheduled a state visit to the country. The American leader stated during a meeting in the White House with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“I think it can happen very quickly. Yes, I think it can happen fast enough, maybe by the time I go there [to Japan], maybe we’ll sign it there. Now the case is going very well. Let’s see what happens,” he said, answering the question of whether he expects to conclude a trade agreement with Japan by May.
The US President also noted that he will discuss trade and the issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula with Abe.
Trump will go on a visit to Japan in May and will be the first foreign leader to meet the country’s new Emperor. Emperor Naruhito of Japan will ascend to the throne on May 1 after the abdication of his father Akihito. Since we are talking about a state visit, the President of the United States will be awarded an audience with the Imperial couple.
Trump has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the deficit in trade with Japan, which reaches almost $70 billion a year, and demanded members of his administration develop measures to remedy the situation. There is still no free trade agreement between the countries.