• Kyodo


Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will make a two-day visit to Japan from Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the government said Tuesday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the Iraqi leader is scheduled to attend an international conference Thursday to be hosted by Japan on steps to improve security in the war-torn country following the liberation of all Iraqi territories from the Islamic State extremist group last year. Abe will also take part in the confab.

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