U.S., Japan Negotiators Go Home Empty-Handed
Apr 9, 2007
The U.S. and Japan reached no new agreement during aviation talks last week in Washington, nor did the two sides set a date for the next round of negotiations, a senior U.S. official told The DAILY.
During three days of talks last week, negotiators aimed to hammer out an agreement to liberalize air services as outlined in the 1998 MOU, John Byerly, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for transportation, said. Both sides raised issues that they were unable to resolve.
The U.S. and Japan held informal talks in November. The current bilateral agreement governing air services between the two countries was signed in 1952.