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Kono to hold talks with U.S. trade chief

  • August 14, 2017
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Monday’s Nikkei wrote that when Foreign Minister Kono visits Washington later this week to attend a 2+2 ministerial meeting, he is likely to hold talks with USTR Lighthizer on the sidelines to discuss the safeguard restrictions that Japan has recently adopted to counter a surge in U.S. beef imports. The top Japanese diplomat is expected to justify the measure by explaining that it is in line with international rules. According to the report, Kono may also meet with Commerce Secretary Ross.

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