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Gov’t releases PM’s Middle East itinerary

  • 2015-01-15 15:00:00
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(Mainichi: January 15, 2015 – p.5)

 

 The administration released on Jan. 14 the schedule of PM Abe’s visit to three countries and one region in the Middle East from Jan. 16 through 21.

 

 PM Abe will visit Egypt on Jan. 16 and meet with President el-Sisi on Jan. 17. He will next visit Jordan on Jan. 17 and 18, followed by Israel Jan. 18-20. He will have a summit meeting with PM Netanyyahu on Jan. 19. PM Abe will meet Chairman Abbas of the Palestine autonomous region on Jan. 20.

 

 Besides lobbying both Israel and the Palestine autonomous region for realizing peace in the Middle East as early as possible, he will exchange opinions on “the Islamic State,” an Islamic extremist organization. PM Abe will return to Japan on Jan. 21.

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