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Japan's Foreign Minister to visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia
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AKIPRESS.COM - Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia, the Japanese government said Thursday, as Tokyo seeks cooperation on response to Russia, The Japan Times reported.

Hayashi will take a five-day trip through Monday, visiting Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.

He will meet with his counterparts and leaders of the countries, according to Foreign Ministry officials.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan maintain close relations with both Russia and Ukraine.

In Mongolia, Hayashi will seek support in resolving the issue of North Korea’s past abductions of Japanese nationals, the officials said. Ulaanbaatar keeps close ties with Pyongyang.

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