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(Update) Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue to Start as Early as April

(Update) Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue to Start as Early as April

   Tokyo, Feb. 17 (Jiji Press)--A planned economic dialogue between Japan and the United States is expected to start as early as April, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso indicated on Friday.
   "We aim to start comprehensive talks, including on infrastructure investment, energy and trade," Aso, also finance minister, said at a press conference.
   The launch of the bilateral economic dialogue was agreed at a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Feb. 10. It will be led by Aso and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
   The agenda will include macroeconomic policy coordination, economic cooperation in areas such as infrastructure and energy, and a bilateral trade framework.
   Through the dialogue, Japan hopes to further strengthen its economic cooperation with the United States and promote growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific and other regions, Aso said.

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