EU Japantop moved to Tokyo for heavy weather

EU Japantop moved to Tokyo for heavy weather

World July 9, 2018 11:51

brussels - A summit this week between the EU and Japan, in the presence of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, has been postponed to 17 July for one week and moved from Brussels to Tokyo. That was decided in connection with the severe weather in Japan. Abe does not want to leave the country now.

EU President Donald Tusk has offered 'all the help we can offer' on behalf of the EU. 'Because of the tragic circumstances we are prepared to move the top. '' As a result of the unprecedented heavy rainfall and flooding since the end of last week, the death toll has risen to at least 112. There are 79 people missing.

The most important part of the meeting between the EU is the signing of a free trade agreement between the EU and Japan. In addition to Abe and Tusk, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, is present, and is expected to include EU foreign chef Federica Mogherini and EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

Because of the weather, parts of the land are under water. Also, parts of the country are affected by landslides. Thousands of people are forced to camp in shelters.

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