September 11, 2019 / 11:38 AM / 4 days ago

Japan's Motegi: will make utmost efforts for U.S. trade deal by end of September

Japan's new Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s new foreign minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, said on Wednesday that the utmost efforts will be made to get a U.S.-Japan trade deal signed by the end of the month.

Motegi, speaking at a news conference after being named foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said he also wanted to make the deal a win-win one for both sides.

Reporting by Elaine Lies and Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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