• Kyodo


Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba and his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, agreed Sunday to strengthen nonnuclear energy cooperation.

Genba said he and Fabius, a 65-year-old Socialist heavyweight who served as France’s youngest prime minister from 1984 to 1986, agreed to try to bring Japanese-French relations to the “highest levels” and arrange an extensive diplomatic meeting by year’s end.

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