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USG official congratulates Abe ahead of his becoming longest-serving prime minister

Sunday’s Sankei reported from Washington on remarks made to the press on Friday by an unnamed high-ranking State Department official, who commented on the fact that Prime Minister Abe will become the longest-serving leader in Japanese history on Nov. 20. The official was quoted as saying: “We congratulate him because this signifies positive progress for the development of Japan’s economic interests and political stability… It’s good for the stability and continuity of U.S.-Japan relations.” 

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