Japan’s Shinzo Abe Defends Free Trade before UN General Assembly

(From UPI)

Upholding multilateral trade partnerships are a priority for Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly late Tuesday.

In a set of remarks that focused overwhelmingly on economic cooperation and the benefits of trade, Abe, who faces potentially tough negotiations with the United States, said his government would do its “very best to strengthen the free trade system.”

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