According to ANI news reports, Abe has also told UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt that he hopes the agreement’s impact would be “minimal” over Tokyo’s firms as well as the global economy.
Abe was quoted by NHK World as saying, “I hope the UK will not leave the European Union without an agreement,” adding, “I hope that the impact of Brexit on Japanese firms and the global economy will be minimal.”
Japan PM remarks has come days after the European leaders agreed to provide an extension to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal until October 31, agreeing to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc.
May’s deal, so-called divorce agreement, was thrice rejected in the UK parliament by 58 votes on March 29, with the bloc warning that no-deal Brexit was likely the only “scenario”.
UK lawmakers have on Monday voted down all four possible alternatives to May’s Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU), after dismissing thrice time the deal tabled in the parliament.
According to ANI news reports, while the vote session continued in the parliament on Monday, the lawmakers dismissed all proposed four alternatives options for Brexit deal, including a plan to hold a second referendum, closing Brexit in order to prevent a no-deal Brexit departure from the bloc and retaining closer economic relations after departure from the bloc.