June 10, 2019 / 6:48 AM / a month ago

Japan's Seko, France's Le Maire to meet at 0900 GMT: ministry

FILE PHOTO: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire shakes hands with Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko after a meeting around Renault-Nissan following the arrest of its Chairman Carlos Ghosn in Japan on suspicions of misuse of company funds, at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris, France, November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko and visiting French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will meet at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT), Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Monday.

Le Maire is in Tokyo after a weekend meeting of G20 finance officials in Fukuoka. His visit comes amid strained ties between French automaker Renault and Japan’s Nissan Motor.

Reporting by Chris Gallagher; editing by Darren Schuettler

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