Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and President Donald Trump have confirmed their will to build a free and fair market based on rules, following Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral trade accord. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Japan and the United States remain committed to working together to create and promote a free and fair market when it comes to Asia-Pacific regional trade, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday (February 10). "President Trump and I have confirmed our strong will to do so," Abe said during a joint news conference at the White House. The two are due to discuss trade adn economic issues at a working lunch, during which Abe said he was "optimistic" there would be good results. Their discussion comes after Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral trade accord. Trump has indicated a desire to open talks on a bilateral free trade deal with Tokyo instead.