Abe, Merkel agree to work with U.S. in promoting trade
Kyodo -- Mar 21
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Monday that Japan and Europe should work together with the United States to promote free trade.

"At a time when a protectionist movement is growing in the world, Japan and Europe must cooperate with the United States to continue to fly the flag of free trade," Abe said at a joint press conference after their talks in Hanover.

Abe said he and Merkel agreed to continue to work in coordination toward a broad conclusion of free trade negotiations under way between Japan and the European Union.

ドイツを訪れていた安倍総理大臣は、メルケル首相と会談し、アメリカのトランプ政権を念頭に自由や国際協調が重要という認識で一致しました。 保護主義や排他的な主張が強まるなかで、首脳会談は自由貿易や民主主義といった本来は当たり前の価値を再確認する場となりました。
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