Japan PM Abe to visit Turkey

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to visit Turkey for the second time this year.

Japan PM Abe to visit Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to arrive in Istanbul to participate in the opening ceremony of the Marmaray tunnel, his second visit to Turkey this year.

Speaking just before setting off on his journey, Abe said, "Strategically speaking Turkey is a very important country for Japan. I want to strengthen the economic ties between Turkey and Japan."

Japanese firms have covered almost a quarter of the costs of the Mamaray project. While visiting he is also expected to sign a deal with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the nuclear power plant in the city of Sinop, which will be built by Japanese and French consortiums.

The Project, which is expected to cost $22 billion, will have its first unit completed by 2023 and its last unit by 2028.

Last Mod: 28 Ekim 2013, 15:58
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