September 9, 2019 / 4:38 PM / 12 days ago

Pompeo looking forward to completed U.S.-Japan trade deal at UN General Assembly

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said he was looking forward to a completed U.S.-Japan trade agreement at the U.N. General Assembly in New York later this morning.

In a posting on Twitter, Pompeo said, “Progress made on the U.S.-#Japan trade deal at the G7 Summit will further our strong economic partnership: a huge win for both nations.”

He said the two countries had reached consensus on agricultural, digital, and industrial issues, adding, “Looking forward for a completed deal at UNGA.”

Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chris Reese

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