URGENT: Japan aims to reach post-Brexit trade deal with Britain on Fri.

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Friday that Tokyo aims to reach an agreement in principle on a post-Brexit free trade deal with London when he meets with British International Trade Secretary Liz Truss via videoconference later in the day.The two sides have been negotiating a deal to replace the existing Japan-European Union free trade agreement, of which Britain will no longer be part when its transition period out of the bloc ends in December. Both sides are seeking to implement a new deal next January.

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