Abe Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Japan-Palau Ties

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Tokyo, Nov. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended Tuesday a ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the independence of Palau and the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and the Pacific island nation.

"We will enhance efforts to deepen Japan-Palau ties," Abe said, mentioning the planned launch of regular direct flights connecting the two countries.

Palau President Tommy Remengesau also attended the ceremony held at a Tokyo hotel.

Abe expressed gratitude to Remengesau for taking part in the "Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi" state ceremony, held last month to proclaim Emperor Naruhito's enthronement.

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