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Japan PM Kishida eyes visits to Kuwait and Qatar this month

Leader to engage in energy diplomacy amid rising prices

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida would be the first Japanese leader to visit the Middle East in over two and a half years.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to tour Middle Eastern countries including Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates later this month as soaring energy prices stoke inflation.

The visits would be scheduled around the Tokyo International Conference on African Development being held in Tunisia on Aug. 27-28, which Kishida is slated to attend. The prime minister will consider visiting Saudi Arabia as well.

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