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Japan says no decision yet on whether Abe, Macron will meet at G20



FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

TOKYO (Reuters) – No meeting has been set yet between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his French counterpart, a Japan’s government spokesman said, after media reported that President Emmanuel Macron had requested a meeting to discuss the Nissan-Renault alliance.

Abe and Macron will both attend a G20 summit meeting in Buenos Aires starting on Friday.

At a news conference, Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday it was important for Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and Renault SA (RENA.PA) to maintain a stable alliance.

The two companies, along with third partner Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T), vowed on Thursday to stick by their industrial alliance but failed to name an interim boss to stand in for Chairman Carlos Ghosn, whose arrest has threatened the French car maker’s control of the partnership.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim





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