U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe within the Oval Workplace on the White Home in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce extra automobiles in america, in accordance with a readout of their current assembly offered by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday.
The 2 mentioned current public bulletins by Japanese automobile makers, together with Toyota Motor Corp’s determination to speculate extra in U.S. vegetation.
“We talked about the necessity to see extra motion in that route however I feel the president feels very constructive that we’ll see such motion as a result of all of the economics assist that,” stated Ambassador William Hagerty.
Trump has prodded Japanese automakers so as to add extra jobs in america because the White Home threatens to impose tariffs of as much as 25 p.c on imported automobiles, on the grounds of nationwide safety.
Trump stated on Friday it’s potential that america and Japan might attain a brand new bilateral commerce deal by the point he visits Tokyo in Could, however he and Abe cited areas the place they differ on commerce.
“We need to be sure that the U.S. has buying and selling phrases with Japan which are no much less favorable than another nation,” Hagerty stated in a cellphone name with reporters.
He added that Trump is planning to attend the summit of the Group of 20 industrialized nations set to happen in Osaka, Japan in June.
Individually, Trump was optimistic commerce talks with China would achieve success, the ambassador stated.
Reporting by Chris Sanders and Jan Wolfe; Enhancing by Andrea Ricci
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