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Trump says US, Japan have agreed ‘in principle’ to bilateral trade deal

President Trump said Sunday that the U.S. and Japan have agreed “in principle” to a bilateral trade deal involving agriculture and digital products.

Trump told reporters during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit that he expected the two countries to officially sign the pact during the United Nations General Assembly meeting in September.

“We have been working on a deal with Japan for a long time,” Trump said. “It involves agriculture. It involves e-commerce. It involves many things. We’ve agreed in principle.”

“We’ve agreed to every point, and now we’re papering it and we’ll be signing it at a formal ceremony,” Trump said, adding that the Japanese will be buying significant amounts of U.S. corn.