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Japan's Abe sees free-trade deal with EU agreed next year
May 7, 2014 / 11:02 AM / 4 years ago

Japan's Abe sees free-trade deal with EU agreed next year

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Japan have agreed to try to wrap-up free-trade negotiations next year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday, following an EU-Japan summit in Brussels.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at the Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, May 6, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

“We confirmed the importance of an early conclusion and 2015 is the target date for a basic agreement,” Abe told a news conference with European Union leaders.

Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Adrian Croft

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