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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:00

Germany, Japan seek to avoid no-deal Brexit

Germany, Japan seek to avoid no-deal Brexit

During the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Japan the German Chancellor and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe said they want to head off a no-deal Brexit that could rattle their economies, as both braced against the U.K.’s increasingly chaotic course toward an exit from the EU, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to Bloomberg.

Angela Merkel and Shinzo Abe’s summit in Tokyo Monday took place days after a Japan-European Union trade agreement came into effect, removing almost all tariffs.

“I conveyed to Chancellor Merkel our strong expectations that a no-deal Brexit will be avoided,” Abe told reporters after the talks. “Japan wants the effect on Japanese companies, and on the economy, to be kept to a minimum.” He told Merkel that Japan and Germany must play a greater role on the global stage as the U.K. exits the EU.

“We want to do everything to ensure that a no-deal doesn’t happen,” Merkel said.

Merkel called on EU leaders last month to shape the process of the U.K.’s separation from Europe in a “responsible way.” Initially an outspoken opponent of Brexit, Abe has more recently called for it to be done in a way that minimizes the effect on Japanese businesses in the U.K.

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