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Abe departs for U.S. for UNGA and talks with President Trump

All Monday papers reported that Prime Minister Abe left for New York yesterday to attend the UNGA conference and hold a summit with President Trump. Upon his departure, the premier told the press that he will have a dinner with the U.S. leader on the evening of Sept. 23 ahead of their summit on Sept. 26. He is also scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon on Sept. 25. Asked by reporters about these summits, Abe said: “I would like to align our policies on North Korea and deepen coordination with the U.S., and South Korea.” On trade with the U.S., the premier stated: “I would like to hold constructive discussions with President Trump based on the results of the “free, fair, and reciprocal” (FFR) talks…. The President and I share the broad goal of realizing the economic development of the Indo-Pacific region through expanding U.S.-Japan trade and investment further in a mutually beneficial manner.”   

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