U.S. President Trump says will talk trade with Japan PM Abe

OSAKA, Japan, June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would discuss trade issues with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at their talks on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, western Japan.

"Were going to be talking about many things and were also going to be talking about a lot of trade. I appreciate the fact that youre sending many automobile companies into Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Trump said at the start of the talks.

He said they would also discuss purchases of military equipment. Tokyo and Washington are engaged in difficult trade talks as Trump's administration seeks to lower the U.S. trade deficit. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton Writing by Linda Sieg Editing by Chang-Ran Kim and Paul Tait)