September 11, 2019 / 11:38 AM / 11 days ago

Japan's Motegi: will make utmost efforts for U.S. trade deal by end of September

FILE PHOTO: Japan's new Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s new foreign minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, said on Wednesday that the utmost efforts will be made to get a U.S.-Japan trade deal signed by the end of the month.

Motegi, speaking at a news conference after being named foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said he also wanted to make the deal a win-win one for both sides.

Reporting by Elaine Lies and Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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