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PM Abe: This year to be critical for Japan-Russia relations

  • January 23, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with former House of Representatives member Muneo Suzuki at the Kantei on Jan. 22 and indicated his strong desire to move Japan-Russia relations forward.


He said: “We will face a critical stage this year. There is no doubt that President Vladimir Putin will be reelected in the presidential election in March. I would like to work with him with the intent of taking a new step forward.”


Suzuki revealed the above to reporters after the meeting.

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