Abe expected to agree EU-Japan trade deal on Thursday - EU

The European Union expects a political agreement with Japan on Thursday to seal a free trade pact when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Brussels, the European Council said on Tuesday.
Confirming an EU-Japan summit, which had been tentatively planned but which EU officials have said would only go ahead if a deal was certain to be agreed, the Council said in a statement that Abe would meet Council President Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the executive European Commission.
"At the summit, leaders are expected to announce a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement," it said.

An accord would come on the eve of a G20 summit in Germany where European and Japanese leaders are likely to urge President Donald Trump not to weaken the U.S. commitment to free trade.
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