Trump likely to visit Japan in May, G20 in June

By Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan in May to meet with the country's new emperor and then return to the country in June for a G20 gathering, a White House official said on Wednesday

Reuters February 21, 2019 01:06:21 IST
Trump likely to visit Japan in May, G20 in June

Trump likely to visit Japan in May G20 in June

By Makini Brice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan in May to meet with the country's new emperor and then return to the country in June for a G20 gathering, a White House official said on Wednesday.

His first visit will likely take place from May 26 to 28, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported earlier on Wednesday, citing Japanese officials. Trump is expected to become the first foreign dignitary to meet with Crown Prince Naruhito after he succeeds his father, Akihito, as emperor of Japan on May 1, NHK said.

Trump will also attend the Osaka meeting of the Group of 20 largest world economies in June, the White House official said.

Trump's administration has been working with the political leadership of both Japan and South Korea in advance of his summit at the end of the month with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, as they work to help achieve the U.S. goal of convincing North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. North Korea has threatened to strike all three nations with nuclear weapons.

Trump also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday morning, according to the White House, and the two leaders "reaffirmed their commitment to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation of" North Korea and discussed Trump's upcoming summit with Kim.

Abe has said Japan is committed to normalizing diplomatic relations with North Korea and has pledged to work with China to resolve tensions on the peninsula.

The Japanese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Additional reporting by David Brunnstrom, Susan Heavey, Jeff Mason, Steve Holland and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Bill Trott and Tom Brown)

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