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Abe, U.S. Lawmakers Agree to Work on Economic Ties, Trade After Summit

Posted February 21, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Kyodo | Japan Times)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a group of lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives agreed in Tokyo on Monday to further strengthen bilateral ties, including in economic areas, according to the Foreign Ministry.

The visit by the bipartisan delegation from the Congressional Study Group on Japan follows Abe’s summit earlier this month with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Billy Long, a Republican representative from Missouri, told reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office that he had discussed trade with Abe and felt confident the countries will hammer out a bilateral trade deal. Click here to read more.