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Trump discussed trade pact with Abe, US ambassador says

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KAZUKI KAGAYA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- United States President Donald Trump discussed a possible bilateral free trade agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to Tokyo in the beginning of this month, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said on Friday.

After the summit on Nov. 6, Japanese officials explained that Trump did not refer to a Japan-U.S. FTA. However, U.S. ambassador William Hagerty told journalists at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo that the two leaders "discussed a full range of trade options, including an FTA."

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