Trump says he will dine with Japan's Abe at Trump Tower

Trump says he will dine with Japan's Abe at Trump Tower
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President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE announced on Sunday that he will be dining with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump Tower, days after Abe was reelected as party leader. 

"Prime Minster [Abe] is coming up to Trump Tower for dinner but, most importantly, he just had a great landslide victory in Japan," Trump tweeted. "I will congratulate him on behalf of the American people!" 


Abe won reelection as party leader on Thursday with ease, attracting 70 percent of Japan's leadership vote. He is expected to continue on as the country's prime minister.

Trump earlier in the day tweeted that he was heading to New York to speak with Abe about "military and trade."

"We have done much to help Japan, would like to see more of a reciprocal relationship," Trump tweeted. "It will all work out!" 

Abe after his victory said he will meet with Trump in New York to discuss trade relations between the two countries and "the roles Japan and America should play in establishing global trade rules."

The meeting between the leaders comes as the U.S. and Japan edge toward a possible trade dispute, with Trump threatening to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imports of automobiles from Japan and other nations. Japan's trade minister has warned of possible retaliation if the plan moves forward.

Trump is scheduled to meet with Abe one-on-one during next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting.