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Japan – Shinzo Abe’s election as Prime Minister (December 26, 2012)

France warmly congratulates Shinzo Abe on his election as Prime Minister of Japan and offers him its best wishes for every success in the exercise of his high office.

Japan is a key partner for France. Our relationship is rooted in a deep and longstanding friendship, as well as shared values.

France has expressed its wish to give a new impetus to French-Japanese relations, by giving them a special focus. We will continue working toward this aim with the new Japanese authorities.

A bilateral roadmap for the next five years is being developed and will help us strengthen our exchanges in every area.



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