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Japan, the world’s third-biggest uranium consumer, will hold talks this week with Mongolia on jointly developing ore reserves as part of efforts to secure additional supplies of the nuclear fuel.

Hiroyuki Ishige, vice minister for trade, will lead a delegation of more than 50 government and company officials, a ministry official said on condition of anonymity because the trip hasn’t been announced yet. The group will leave Wednesday and spend four days in Ulan Bator, the official said.

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