German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has been received in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with military honors at a two-day visit to Japan.

In the subsequent conversation in a small circle, the denunciation of the INF should-Treaty for the renunciation of nuclear-armed intermediate-range nuclear weapons between the United States and Russia, as well as the situation in Venezuela. Merkel and Abe want to talk also about the preparation of the G20 summit of major economic powers at the end of June in Osaka.

in addition to the usual issues of trade, climate and multilateralism Abe wants to Meet at the G20-to make the areas of digitization, artificial intelligence, and the free flow of data, as well as the support of the world trade organization WTO a priority.

It is expected that the Chancellor and Abe following their meeting to confess, in view of the protectionist policy of the US President, Donald Trump publicly to multilateralism and free world trade.

a Major theme of Merkel and Abe, the Development of good bilateral economy is likely to be contacts. Together, the two want to meet in the evening (local time) with Japanese and German business representatives.

dpa