JAPAN-US ECONOMIC DIALOGUE PLANNED FOR APRIL 18TH

Tokyo, – Japan will soon begin high-level talks with the US Trump administration on trade and the economy. The first economic dialogue is planned for Tokyo on April 18th. The two countries’ leaders agreed to launch the forum at their summit in February…

Tokyo, - Japan will soon begin high-level talks with the US Trump administration on trade and the economy.

The first economic dialogue is planned for Tokyo on April 18th.

The two countries' leaders agreed to launch the forum at their summit in February.

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and US Vice President Mike Pence will lead the talks. Fiscal and financial policy, economic cooperation and bilateral rules on trade and investment are the key topics.

Japan is planning to propose cooperation in high-speed railways and the development of shale gas and other energy sources. Officials also hope to discuss ways to counter unfair dumping practices, Japan's broadcaster (NHK World) reported Monday.

Japan is also preparing for a visit by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who has told the media that he is planning his visit to Tokyo to coincide with the economic dialogue.

Last week, US President Donald Trump ordered Ross's Commerce Department to review unfair trade practices by Japan, China and other economies, and report to him within 90 days. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency