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Gist of Japan-U.S. summit, Sept. 26

Trade issues

 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump agreed to start negotiations on a bilateral Trade Agreement on Goods (TAG) and confirmed that no additional tariffs on Japanese cars will be imposed while the talks are going on.

 

Abe: We look forward to constructive discussions on ways to further strengthen the Japanese and U.S. economies.

 

Trump: I am confident that this will be a wonderful deal for both countries. The Japan-U.S. win-win relationship has never been stronger.

 

North Korea issues

 

Abe: I would like to compliment once again the dramatic changes taking place in the North Korea situation brought about by the historic U.S.-DPRK summit.

 

Trump: Workers’ Party of Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un is thinking of various possibilities to realize a bright future for his country. I would like to hold another U.S.-DPRK summit at an early date.

 

Abe, Trump reconfirmed their common goal of full implementation of the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. They will continue to cooperate in working for a solution to the abduction issue.

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