Date :Monday, June 25th, 2018 | Time : 16:12 |ID: 64965 | Print

Abe will visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt

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SHAFAQNA – During to his European and Middle Eastern countries tour next month, Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt countries next month, depending on the schedule of the ongoing Diet session, NHK World reports.

In Belgium, Abe plans to attend a signing ceremony of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

The EPA would account for nearly 30 percent of global GDP.

Abe hopes that the agreement will help promote free trade, along with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, at a time when US President Donald Trump is taking an increasingly protectionist stance.

In France, Abe plans to hold talks with President Emmanuel Macron and attend the opening ceremony of an event on Japanese culture.

His Middle East destinations could include Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The tour is tentatively scheduled to start on July 11th.

Last year King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and his large delegation had a four-day Japan visit, marking the first trip to the country by a Saudi king in 46 years.

During this visit Economy ministers of Japan and Saudi Arabia agreed to accelerate efforts to implement joint economic projects in the Middle Eastern country, including ones intended to improve business and investment environments there.

 

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