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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 6, 2016

    Japanese Premier Expresses Need to Maintain Dialogue With Putin

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thinks that the political dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to be maintained in order to resolve international crises.

    ISE-SHIMA (Japan) (Sputnik) — Political dialogue with Russia and President Vladimir Putin needs to be maintained in order to resolve international crises, including the settlement of Syria, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday.

    "In order to establish peace and stability in Syria, I believe it is important to maintain dialogue with President Vladimir Putin,” Abe said at a press conference after the G7 Summit held in Japan.

    Abe said that Japan wants Russia to play “a constructive role in all challenges that we have in the international community.”

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