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Abe gives Nikai a letter for ROK President Moon

  • June 10, 2017
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Saturday morning’s Sankei, Yomiuri, and Mainichi reported that Prime Minister Abe met with LDP Secretary General Nikai at the Kantei on Friday ahead of Nikai’s visit to South Korea from June 10 to 13. During the meeting, Abe reportedly handed Nikai a letter to deliver to President Moon. According to Sankei, Abe told Nikai: “South Korea is an important country. I want to develop a foundation for active bilateral exchanges.” Nikai reportedly told reporters that the premier also expressed his wish to host a trilateral summit between Japan, South Korea, and China this year. The paper said Nikai is expected to meet with President Moon on June 12 and exchange views with him on Japan-ROK relations and North Korea. Nikai also reportedly said: “We must dispel the image of always being at odds and frequently hold exchanges between our leaders. I hope to hold candid discussions with President Moon.”

 

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