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Japan foreign minister says aims to reach broad agreement on UK trade deal Friday

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi delivers his speech at ASEAN’s Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he plans to hold talks with British trade minister Liz Truss later on Friday to discuss a post-Brexit bilateral trade deal and hopes to reach a broad agreement.

“I will hold talks with minister Truss this afternoon...I would like to reach a broad agreement today, if possible,” Motegi told a regular news conference.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka

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