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First Lady Melania Trump expresses appreciation for Abe’s efforts to strengthen alliance

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Kyodo News
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Kyodo News reported from Washington that according to an announcement by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump spoke with Prime Minister Abe’s wife Akie by phone on Thursday. During the call, the First Lady reportedly expressed appreciation for the efforts of PM Abe and and his wife to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance and said she is praying for Abe’s swift recovery. In addition, Mrs. Trump referred to the fact that Abe is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Japan and congratulated him on such an outstanding achievement. Kyodo said the two First Ladies confirmed that they will remain friends.

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