August 25, 2019 / 10:36 AM / 2 months ago

Trump says may know if Japan trade deal is on by end of G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he attends a bilateral meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he could know by the end of a bilateral meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whether their two countries will secure a new trade deal.

“It’s a major deal with Japan, if it gets done, we’ll possibly know by the end of this meeting,” Trump said ahead of a bilateral meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of a G7 summit in Biarritz, southwestern France.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Richard Lough; Editing by Toby Chopra

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