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Japan and UK affirm goal of year-end trade deal

Britain cites progress toward agreement with 'like-minded democracy' and 'ally'

Liz Truss, the U.K.'s secretary of state for international trade, meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in London on Aug. 6.  (Photo courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

LONDON (Reuters) -- Britain and Japan made progress towards a comprehensive free trade deal and are committed to getting a deal in place by the end of this year, trade minister Liz Truss said on Thursday.

Japanese foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi is in London this week meeting senior ministers as the two countries try to tie up a deal before Britain leaves the European Union and no longer benefits from an existing EU-Japan deal.

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