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METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade of the United Kingdom

September 25, 2019

On September 20, 2019, Mr. Isshu Sugawara, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting in Tokyo with The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade of the United Kingdom.

On this date, Minister Sugawara held a meeting with Secretary Truss and the two sides exchanged views on a variety of issues, including the importance of continuous enhancement of the relationship between Japan and the U.K., countries sharing the same universal values, such as international economic order that observes rules and the free trading system.

Moreover, Minister Sugawara explained the serious concerns that Japanese affiliated companies in the U.K. have over the U.K.’s departure from the EU and requested the U.K. to avoid the so-called “no-deal” exit

Division in Charge

Europe Division, Trade Policy Bureau