Japanese PM set to visit Australian counterpart

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Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is due to visit his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese this month on a trip that will include the city of Perth.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese did not give an exact date for the visit but said a meeting with his Japanese counterpart was planned.

“I will be back there (Perth) in two weeks’ time … And I’ll also be hosting a bilateral meeting with the Japanese prime minister. Rather than bringing the prime minister of Japan to Canberra or Melbourne, taking him to Perth.” Albanese said

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Speaking in Japan, Kishida told reporters the schedule of the visit had yet to be determined.

“I’ve been trying to visit Australia as soon as possible, but as far as I know, the arrangements are still being made at this point. The schedule has not yet been finalized.” Kishida said.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported last week the visit was planned for late October.

 

Zainab Sa’id

Source Reuters
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