UN chief discusses Japanese economy with new PM
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 09, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon has voiced his support to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe's commitment to strengthening Japan's economy and
reconstruction, said a spokesman.
Ban conveyed his support in a telephone conversation with Abe
on Tuesday, in which he also congratulated Abe for his returning
to premiership, according to spokesman Martin Nesirky.
As Japan is still recovering from the 2011 devastating
earthquake and tsunami, the new prime minister has formed a
"crisis breakthrough" cabinet to focus on reconstructing the
worst-hit north and revitalizing Japan's stagnant economy.
In the phone conversation, Ban stressed the importance of
Japan's role in northeast Asia, and the two also talked about the
recent satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK), said the spokesman.
Abe also expressed his determination to strengthen the
relationships between Japan and its neighboring countries, he
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