Japan PM Abe to meets Rouhani in New York this month (report)

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month amid tension in the Middle East after attacks on two Saudi oil facilities over the weekend, Japan’s state broadcaster said on Tuesday.

Abe made the remarks during a meeting with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in which he reiterated his intention to talk with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the panel said.

Abe said he would travel to Belgium after attending the General Assembly session and meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.


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