July 29, 2019 / 8:59 AM / 22 days ago

Japan's Motegi to meet USTR Lighthizer on Aug 1-2 in Washington

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during the signing agreement ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, in Santiago, Chile March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday he will hold ministerial-level talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Aug. 1 and 2 in Washington D.C.

Motegi made the comment at a news conference after a meeting of the government’s top economic council.

Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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