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Japan's PM expects to be in time in Sochi on February 7 despite busy day

January 17, 2014, 10:31 UTC+3 TOKYO

Shinzo Abe intends to attend the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony and meet with Vladimir Putin

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe


TOKYO, January 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to attend the Sochi Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony despite his very tight schedule, Japanese NHK television said on Friday.

February 7 will be a very busy day for the prime minister. On that day, he will take part in debates of the parliament, from which during the session he must receive permission for overseas trips.

Besides, every year on February 7 Japan marks the so-called Day of Northern Territories (as Tokyo calls the Southern Kuriles), when traditionally a meeting with the participation of cabinet members and the prime minister is held in the capital.

However, according to NHK, the prime minister intends to fly out for Sochi immediately after the meeting to be on time for the Olympics opening ceremony. He expects to meet there with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Last year, the two leaders met four times.

Abe also plans to be acquainted with Russia's experience, as Tokyo will host the Winter Olympic Games in 2020.

Earlier, the Japanese premier considered visiting Sochi on February 22, by the closing ceremony.

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