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Trump, to keep Japan’s Abe summit in New York next week

President Trump welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White house in Washington, 7. June 2018.

(Associated Press)

A summit between President Trump and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet next week in New York City, a spokesman of Japan’s government said Friday.

The meeting next Wednesday will be on the sidelines of the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations, reported Reuters.

The two leaders dine together before the summit, a Japanese government official said. The summit of the eight meeting between Trump and Abe mark.

The two leaders are likely to discuss North Korea’s denuclearization, as well as trade issues. Japan has long sought to normalize diplomatic relations with North Korea have been tense since the abduction of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s.

On Thursday, Abe was re-elected for a third term as leader of the ruling liberal to serve democratic party in Japan, paving the way for him as Prime Minister for up to a further three years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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