Japan's Motegi may visit U.S. next week to meet trade official Lighthizer
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Thursday he might travel to the United States next week to meet U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
If a meeting does take place, it would happen before a summit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump, Motegi added.
Motegi and Lighthizer are negotiating for a trade pact the U.S. government hopes will lower its trade deficit.
(Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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