Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting with Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj at his private residence in the Tomigaya district of Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Sunday afternoon.
Elbegdorj decided to stop by Tokyo on his way home from New York, where he attended the U.N. General Assembly session
It is rare for a prime minister to host talks with a foreign leader at his private residence.
During the one-hour meeting, Abe said Japan hopes to strengthen ties with Mongolia in politics, security, economics, and cultural and personnel exchanges. Elbegdorj said he shares these hopes.
They discussed developments in East Asia, including the situations in China and North Korea.