VLADIVOSTOK, September 2. /TASS/. Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe plans to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture on December 15. The head of the Japanese government told reporters from his country on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said on Friday.
Abe said earlier on Friday that he would like to invite the Russian leader to visit his native Yamaguchi Prefecture. "If it is possible, I would like to invite Putin to my native Yamaguchi Prefecture," Abe noted. "I would like to hold substantive dialogue with him there."
According to NHK television network, Abe has agreed to hold a meeting in Yamaguchi Prefecture on December 15. Abe added that he hopes to meet with the Russian leader at the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit in Peru in November.