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Japan, German Heads Vow to Stick to Free Trade

Japan, German Heads Vow to Stick to Free Trade

   Hannover, Germany, March 20 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to cooperate to firmly maintain the free trade system at their meeting in Germany on Monday.
   They also vowed joint efforts to achieve a broad economic partnership agreement between Japan and the European Union at an early date.
   Abe and Markel held their talks in Hannover, northern Germany, after separately meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has hammered out protectionist trade policies.
   At a joint press conference after the Japan-Germany summit, Abe underscored the importance of the two countries upholding the free trade system together with the United States and of Japan, Europe and the United States tackling global challenges in concert.
   Merkel threw her support behind the Japan-EU EPA, saying a final accord must be inked.

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