Abe to meet Putin in Vladivostok in September

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to be present at the Eastern Economic Summit in Vladivostok on September 2-3, 2016.

"Prime Minister Abe said he might meet with President Putin in Vladivostok. If circumstances allow for this and if there is the right time, he would like to come. He cannot say for sure yet, but he hopes for this very much," Japanese Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura told Interfax in commenting on outcomes of Abe's visit to Sochi.

"Prime Minister Abe has an obligation to the parliament. If the parliament is in session, he has to be in Tokyo and answer questions from parliamentarians," he said.
As concerns Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Tokyo, "no concrete dates have been set," Kawamura said.

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