Abe Leaves for N.Y. for U.N. Speech, Summit with Trump

Politics

Tokyo, Sept. 23 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for New York on Sunday for delivering a speech at the U.N. General Assembly session and holding a bilateral summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Abe will attend the General Assembly session for the sixth straight year. The meeting between Abe and Trump will be their eighth. They last met in June in Washington.

Abe, who won a third straight term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in an election on Thursday to secure the continuation of his government for up to three more years, aims to boost his presence also on the international arena.

After arriving in New York on Sunday afternoon local time, Abe will have dinner with Trump later in the day.

At their summit, scheduled for Wednesday, Abe and Trump are expected to reconfirm their countries' stances of working together to continue seeking cooperation from the international society for achieving the complete denuclearization of North Korea and resolving the issue of Japanese nationals abducted to the reclusive nation decades ago, informed sources said.

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