Japan-United States of America Relations

November 5, 2017
Foreign Minister Kono meets with USTR Lighthizer

On November 5, commencing at 5:32 p.m. for approximately 45 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with his counterpart Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative. The overview of the meeting is as follows. Foreign Minister Kono and Ambassador Lighthizer last met in August of this year.

1. Both sides welcomed that achievements were confirmed at the second round of the Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue between Mr. Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States of America, held on October 16.

2. Moreover, both sides held constructive discussions from the viewpoint of dramatically enhancing the Japan-U.S. economic relationship and leading robust growth in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

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