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    Putin, Abe to Discuss Bilateral Relations During Meeting on May 6

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation in trade-economic and humanitarian spheres.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to discuss prospects of cooperation in trade-economic and humanitarian spheres at a meeting in Sochi on May 6, the Kremlin’s press service said in a statement on Saturday.

    "At the upcoming talks, [the two leaders] are expected to discuss the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation in trade-economic and humanitarian spheres," the statement said.

    According to the press service, Putin and Abe are also expected to hold an in-depth exchange of views on topical international issues.

    The statement notes that the Japanese leader will arrive in Russia at Putin's invitation.

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