Report: Japanese PM to visit Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will visit Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries in June to discuss reconstruction of Iraq and the Middle East peace process.
Koizumi will meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other leaders to seek their understanding on his decision to support Washington in the Iraq war, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper said on Wednesday.
The visit is also aimed at promoting Japan's presence in the reconstruction process of Iraq, it added. Another report said Koizumi is also studying a visit to Iran.
A spokesman for the prime minister, Yu Kameoka denied the report, however, saying nothing has been decided. (Albawaba.com)
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