U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone Saturday morning with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom Trump will seek a new bilateral trade agreement that would replace the broader Trans-Pacific Partnership Trump abandoned earlier this week.
A Trump administration official said Thursday the president will pursue a new trade deal with Japan’s prime minister, the first of five world leaders Trump was slated to speak with on Saturday.
Trump has said he prefers bilateral trade agreements to multinational pacts and Abe said Thursday he would consider negotiating a trade deal directly with Washington.
Nine days after Trump’s surprise presidential victory, Abe became …read more
Source: Voice of America