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Abe Postpones India Visit

Abe was scheduled to visit India to participate in the India-Japan summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week in Guwahati

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The turmoil in Assam has pushed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to postpone his scheduled visit to India from December 15-17, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

“With reference to the proposed visit of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to India, both sides have decided to defer the visit to a mutually convenient date in the near future,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted Friday afternoon.

At a press briefing in Tokyo, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the decision was taken because of the turmoil in Assam. The governments of Japan and India will work towards a new schedule for Abe’s visit after due consultations.

Abe was scheduled to visit India to participate in the India-Japan summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week in Guwahati