September 13, 2017 1:45 pm JST

Trump plans early November meeting with Abe in Japan

Two leaders to reaffirm ties during first official visit by US president

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, poses for a photograph with U.S. President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida on February 11, 2017. © Reuters

TOKYO -- Washington and Tokyo are making arrangements for U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Japan in early November, The Nikkei learned Wednesday. The president will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his stay.

It will be Trump's first visit to Japan in an official capacity since taking office in January. Abe had invited Trump to visit Japan during his February visit to the U.S.

The two leaders are expected to confirm their cooperation on issues such as dealing with North Korea, which continues to pursue its nuclear and missile programs.

Trump is also mulling visits to other Asian nations, including China and South Korea.

The president is likely to visit Japan again sometime around the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit starting Nov. 10 in Vietnam.

Abe and Trump are scheduled to meet in mid-September during the prime minister's visit to New York, where they will hammer out details of the president's November visit. Both leaders are scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly at the time.

In their November summit, the two will re-confirm strengthening of the Japan-U.S. alliance to cope with North Korea's provocations, and deepen their cooperation in urging countries to follow through with new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss ways to handle China's growing presence in the East and South China seas.

Trump may also touch on the issue of reducing the U.S. trade deficit with Japan.

(Nikkei)

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