June 23, 2020 / 6:46 AM / 13 days ago

Japan gives UK six weeks to strike a post-Brexit trade deal: FT

FILE PHOTO: European Union and British flags flutter in front of a chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan has given the UK just six weeks to strike a post-Brexit deal, putting Boris Johnson’s government under pressure to agree one of the fastest trade negotiations in history, the Financial Times reported.

“To avoid a gap in January, we must pass this in the autumn session of the Diet [the Japanese parliament],” Hiroshi Matsuura, Tokyo’s chief negotiator, told the Financial Times. “That means we must complete negotiations by the end of July.”

Source link: on.ft.com/3doOrMs

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Sarah Young

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