Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe headed for a historic tour to Mongolia and the countries of Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. During the trip he will be accompanied by 50 representatives of Japanese companies.
The tour will last until October 27, and within five days the prime minister will visit six countries, to three of which this will be the first for the Prime Minister.
“The visit without exaggeration could be called historic. After Mongolia the Prime Minister will travel to Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Until now, only the Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Trip to Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will be the first visit of the head of the Japanese government,” the Japanese Foreign Ministry officials said.
During a visit to each of the countries Shinzo Abe will meet with head of states, participate in business forums, and sign joint statements and documents.
Following the visit, the Japanese Prime Minister will deliver a speech on October 27 at the Nazarbayev University.