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LDP General Council chief Fukuda welcomes FM Hayashi’s economic talks with Russia  

  • February 19, 2022
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Saturday’s Asahi reported that LDP General Council Chairman Fukuda commented on Friday on Foreign Minister Hayashi’s meeting with Russian Economic Development Minister Reshetnikov amid growing tension over Ukraine. He reportedly expressed understanding for the meeting by saying: “It is important to maintain all types of channels.” LDP Policy Council chief Takaichi had previously criticized Hayashi by saying such a meeting would only benefit Russia. 

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