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Trump, Abe discuss military, trade issues, will “work things out”

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were discussing military and trade issues, “mostly” trade.

During a working lunch earlier in the day, in Florida, Trump said “Japan is “ordering large numbers of (US) airplanes, both jet fighters and passenger planes, and it’s in the tens of billions of dollars,” adding “we will be able to work things out.” Regarding Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo’s meeting earlier this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump said, “He just left North Korea, had a great meeting with Kim Jong Un and got along with him really well, really great.” Trump said he thinks Pompeo, the President’s nominee to be secretary of state, “will be in good shape” in terms of his Senate confirmation.

“I think Mike Pompeo is extraordinary,” Trump said. “I think he will go down as a great secretary of state.

Source: Kuwait News Agency