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Japan PM Abe arrives in UAE on Middle East trip

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left,  waves with his wife Akie Abe while boarding his plane before departure for the Middle Eastern countries, at...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, waves with his wife Akie Abe while boarding his plane before departure for the Middle Eastern countries, at...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in the United Arab Emirates at the start of a trip across the Mideast.

The UAE's state-run WAM news agency says Abe was greeted at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Sunday night by Emirati Minister of State Sultan al-Jaber.

Abe plans to meet powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other officials on his trip to this nation crucial to Japan's oil supplies.

About a quarter of all oil imports for Japan come from the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula.


Updated : 2021-08-04 13:09 GMT+08:00