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Suga says leaders of Japan, Russia to discuss various bilateral issues

  • August 29, 2016
  • , NHK
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NHK reported this afternoon on PM Abe’s planned visit to Russia from Sept. 2 to 4 to attend an international economic forum in Vladivostok and a summit meeting with President Putin on Sept. 2. The network quoted Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga as telling reporters this morning that the leaders agreed in May to take a new and unconventional approach to promoting the negotiations and he believes that they will hold positive and candid discussions at the summit. Suga also reportedly said a candid exchange of views between the two leaders is essential for progress in the peace treaty talks, adding that the two leaders will discuss a wide range of bilateral issues in light of President Putin’s expected visit to Japan.

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