Japan PM Shinzo Abe leaves for European 6-nation tour to promote free trade
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 05-Jul-2017

Tokyo, July 5: Rising protectionism in International trade is bothering Japan. In last Japan – EU talk Japan could not secure the deal of free trade before G-20 summit. Japan PM Shinzo Abe has left for a week long Europe tour to promote free trade with the European Union and attend the G-20 summit in Germany. On Thursday, he will first halt in Belgium. Abe is scheduled to meet North Atlantic Treaty Organization there.

Abe has scheduled a six-nation tour to – Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia. An anti-globalization streak is now very much noticed in some parts of the Globe. In this context, this visit is significant.

North Korea’s constant ballistic missile fire is a headache for Japan. "I want to use the G-20 as an opportunity to strongly assert, with the leaders of the world, the need for the international community to work closely together in dealing with North Korea, the threat from which grew with yesterday's ballistic missile launch," Abe told before departure.

In G-20 summit, Abe will join other leaders. The major issues like terrorism, free trade, and climate change will be discussed. After coming to power, U.S. President Donald Trump will attain the summit for the first time. He withdrew the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, and the Paris climate. Hence his remarks will get high attention.