WASHINGTON — President Trump will again use Mar-a-Lago for international diplomacy when he hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a mid-April summit at the Florida golf estate, the White House said Monday.
Among the topics of the April 17-18 series of meetings: Trade and Trump's planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
"The two leaders will discuss the international campaign to maintain maximum pressure on North Korea" to give up its nuclear weapons programs, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
Trump also hosted Abe at Mar-a-Lago in February of last year; the president visited Abe in Japan in November.
In addition to North Korea diplomacy, this Trump-Abe meeting takes place as the United States and China threaten to hit each other's exports with tariffs; Japan is wary of being caught in the middle of a U,S,-Chinese trade war.
"President Trump and Prime Minister Abe will explore ways to expand fair and reciprocal trade and investment ties between the United States and Japan, two of the world’s wealthiest and most innovative economies," Sanders said.