Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe to Discuss North Korea, Tariffs

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe to Discuss North Korea, Tariffs

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump will play host to Japan’s Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week amid growing strain between the two countries over the president’s planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and his push for new tariffs.

The official visit will begin Tuesday afternoon with a one-on-one meeting followed by a small group discussion with top national security officials focused on the Kim summit.

Trump and Abe will also hold a joint press conference before the president and first lady host the Japanese delegations for dinner.

When Trump hosted Abe at his private Mar-a-Lago club just weeks after his inauguration, North Korea launched its first missile test of Trump’s administration, and the two delivered a joint statement denouncing the launch.

Abe is also expected to push the issue of Japanese abductees, one of his top policy priorities.

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