Trump announces start of trade negotiations with Japan

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Trump announces start of trade negotiations with Japan

United Nations: President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the United States and Japan will start negotiations on a new trade deal, as he met Tokyo's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York.

"We have agreed today to start trade negotiations between the United States and Japan," Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly.

Although the two leaders enjoy warm ties, Trump has frequently grumbled about a "very high deficit" with Japan, the world's third-biggest economy.

APP/AFP