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Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi could visit Britain as early as next month for negotiations on a trade deal that both countries want to finalize this year, government sources said Friday.

Motegi is expected to meet Liz Truss, the British trade secretary, to put the final touches to the deal. The two kicked off negotiations in June, with Tokyo looking to scrap auto tariffs as soon as possible, while London wants benefits for its financial services and textile industries.

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