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Britain is interested in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc after it leaves the European Union, the Financial Times newspaper said.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership was initially a US-led initiative between 12 nations accounting for 40 percent of global GDP, but deliberately excluding Washington's regional rival China.
The US "pulled out of the TPP and it's not going to change that decision", Lighthizer told reporters.
Suga also said Japan would continue to monitor closely how the relationship between the United States and Mexico affects Japanese companies.
The deal would not only create a new driving force for economic and trade relations but also help bring about stability and prosperity in Asia-Pacific.
China isn't the only country that could profit from U.S. retrenchment.
The US alone accounts for 60 percent of the combined GDP of the 12 signatory states while Japan, for its part, accounts for 20 percent.
Big multinational agreements are not always in the best interest of the United States.
Abe also said he wanted to strengthen the U.S.-Japan security alliance, based on mutual trust with Trump.
The statement said "tough and fair agreements" on trade could be used to grow the U.S. economy and return millions of jobs to America.
While campaigning for the presidential election which he won, Trump labelled the TPP a job-killing "disaster".