Abe set to become first Japanese PM to address joint session of US Congress

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WASHINGTON D.C.: Shinzo Abe is expected to become the first Japanese prime minister in history to address a joint session of the US Congress, crowning an April visit focused on deepening trade and military ties. Abe hopes to make the speech during a trip to the United States at the end of next month, around Japan’s “Golden Week” holiday, diplomatic and legislative sources told Agence France-Presse. The invitation has been sent, according to a congressional aide and official announcement is expected soon.

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