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Japan asked the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday to make “proactive contributions” as a major oil producer to help stabilize surging crude oil prices triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the two agreed to work closely, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said.

After a phone call with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kishida told reporters that Japan and the UAE — a nonpermanent member of the U.N. Security Council — will also seek closer coordination in responding to the crisis in Ukraine.

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