Updated: 04/07/2014 18:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Japan, Australia reach free trade agreement

Japan and Australia said Monday they have reached a long-awaited free trade deal after negotiators hammered out a "substantive agreement", but offered few concrete details.


Japan, Australia reach free trade agreement

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe prior to a National Security Council meeting at the latter's official residence in Tokyo on April 7, 2014 - by Franck Robichon

The confirmation was contained in a press statement as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott held a briefing in Tokyo.

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