Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam on a six-day trip from Thursday, the Japanese government said.
“This trip will further strengthen (Japan’s) cooperative relations with each country as well as emphasizing the importance of building coordination with countries in the Asia-Pacific (region) for a free and open world order based on the rule of law,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference on Wednesday.
Abe’s first stopover will be the Philippines on Thursday for talks with the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte, who took office June last year, followed by a meeting Saturday with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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