April 18, 2017 / 1:03 AM / 3 months ago

Japan to discuss broad economic framework with U.S., not bilateral FTA - Aso

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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso takes questions from reporters at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington October 7, 2016.James Lawler Duggan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would discuss a broad framework on bilateral economic cooperation with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence without going into any details in their first round of talks on Tuesday.

Speaking at a regular news conference, Aso, who is also finance minister, said he would not discuss any bilateral free trade agreement with Pence when he visits Tokyo on Tuesday.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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