Prime Minister Abe finished ASEAN summit meeting and returned home from Thailand on November 5 at 14:05
Prime Minister Abe, who had visited Thailand, finished a series of meetings, such as the ASEAN-Southeast Asian Union Summit, and returned to Japan after noon on the 5th of Japan time.
Prime Minister Abe, who had been visiting Thailand from the 3rd, attended ASEAN summits and exchanged words with Korean President Moon Jae-in, who was chilling, with an interpreter for about 10 minutes. It was.
For the first time in about a year, the two leaders exchanged words, regarding Prime Minister Abe's issue of “recruitment” that triggered the deterioration of Japan-Korea relations. While I told President Mun that he didn't, he agreed to continue the dialogue.
At the summit meeting of RCEP = Comprehensive Economic Partnership in East Asia where 16 countries such as Japan, China and India participate, we abandoned the target year's conclusion, and next year in areas such as the elimination of tariffs. Negotiations will continue to sign agreements in 16 countries, including India, who does not lose their caution.
Prime Minister Abe said, “I am determined to continue to play a leading role in realizing the signing of the agreement in 2020,” calling for an early conclusion.
After completing a series of schedules, Prime Minister Abe left Thailand on a government-only plane around 1:00 pm Japan time and was on his way home.