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Kono to begin 10-day trips to Middle East, Europe, U.S.

  • December 8, 2017
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NHK reported that Foreign Minister Kono told reporters that he will visit the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. starting today. The network said the foreign minister will leave Japan this evening and visit a total of five nations in ten days.

 

According to the network, Kono will attend an international conference in Bahrain on diplomacy and security where he will deliver a speech and express the view that Japan will actively contribute to bringing peace to the Middle East. In addition, Kono will join a meeting of Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers in London, and chair a UNSC meeting on North Korea. Meanwhile, the network said although Kono was also planning a visit to Saudi Arabia, the visit was canceled due to difficulty arranging his schedule following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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