Pompeo hopes trade deal done by U.N. meet

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he was looking forward to a completed Japan-U.S. trade pact at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month.

Pompeo said on Twitter, “Progress made on the U.S.-#Japan trade deal at the G7 Summit will further our strong economic partnership: a huge win for both nations.”

He said the two countries had reached consensus on agricultural, digital and industrial issues, adding, “Looking forward for a completed deal at UNGA.”

The United States and Japan last month agreed in principle on core elements for a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.Speech

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