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Japanese Foreign Minister to visit UK to discuss post-Brexit trade deal

ANI | August 05, 2020 10:55 AM
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi. (File Photo)

Moscow [Russia], Aug 5 (Sputnik/ANI): Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is set to visit the United Kingdom for a three-day working trip starting from Wednesday to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal between London and Tokyo.

During his trip, Motegi will meet UK Trade Secretary Elizabeth Truss.

The two countries plan to reach a bilateral trade agreement by December 31, when the transition period between the UK and the European Union ends and the existing basis for Britain's relations with third countries ceases to exist.

On Tuesday, Motegi told reporters that negotiations would be difficult and required face-to-face meetings.

The top diplomat's trip to the UK will be the first foreign trip for any Japanese Minister since the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sputnik/ANI)

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