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Japanese PM Congratulates Obama's Re-election

Nov. 8, 2012
Yoshihiko Noda

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Wednesday expressed his welcome on Barack Obama's re-election as U.S. president, and his hope to deepen bilateral cooperation, according to local media reports.

"I have sent a message to President Obama congratulating his re-election. I'll continue to cooperate with him," Noda told reporters at his office.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura also congratulated Obama on his re-election at a press conference Wednesday.

Fujimura said the Japan-U.S. alliance is very important for the two sides, and he hopes to continuously enhance and deepen the alliance.

Japan is expected to try to arrange a summit between Noda and Obama at an early date, said Japanese Foreign Ministry officials.

Source: Copyright Xinhua News Agency - CEIS 2012

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