Japan wants to arrange a visit by PM Abe to Russia in September - British Herald
November 16, 2019
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Japan wants to arrange a visit by PM Abe to Russia in September

TOKYO – Japan would like to arrange a visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Russia in September, its chief government spokesman said on Monday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that leaders from Japan and Russia would need to talk directly because there were “issues between the two nations.”

On Friday, Japan’s foreign ministry called a visit by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to an island claimed by both Japan and Russia “extremely regrettable”, urging Moscow to take constructive steps to advance ties.

(Content & Photos Syndicated Via Reuters)

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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