UK and Japan agree to strengthen trade and security partnership

Bilateral talks ahead of a G7 foreign ministers' meeting

  
Japan's flag flutters outside the Great Hall of the People before a welcome ceremony for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing, China October 26, 2018.

Japan's flag flutters outside the Great Hall of the People before a welcome ceremony for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing, China October 26, 2018.

REUTERS/Thomas Peter

LONDON- Britain and Japan agreed to deepen their trade and security cooperation during a meeting between foreign minister Dominic Raab and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in London on Monday, a British foreign office statement said.

"The UK and Japan also agreed the basis for deepening further trade and security cooperation," said the statement, which was issue following bilateral talks ahead of a G7 foreign ministers' meeting.

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Alison Williams) ((william.james@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 3374; Reuters Messaging: william.james.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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