Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit the UK in August to participate in the final stage of negotiations on a trade agreement between the two countries. This was reported on Saturday by Japanese public television.
It is noted that during the foreign trip, the head of the Japanese foreign Ministry may hold a meeting with the British foreign trade Minister Elizabeth Truss. The visit to the UK will be the first foreign trip for the Japanese foreign Minister since February of this year when the country began to spread a coronavirus infection, which led to the suspension of communication with other countries.
Negotiations between Tokyo and London started on June 9. As previously stressed by the British Ministry of foreign trade, the basis for the agreement will be the existing agreement from 2018 between Japan and the European Union, of which the UK was a member until February 1. At the same time, the parties intend to improve the current agreement by guaranteeing additional mutual advantages in certain areas, for example, in electronic Commerce.