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Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 24 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump said he would like to establish a more "reciprocal relationship" with Japan, ahead of his meeting with the country's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Taking to Twitter, Trump said he would discuss matters related to military and trade with Abe.

"Going to New York. Will be with Prime Minister Abe of Japan tonight, talking Military and Trade. We have done much to help Japan, would like to see more of a reciprocal relationship. It will all work out!" he tweeted.

Earlier, Trump had congratulated "good friend" Abe after the latter's re-election as the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), for the third term on Thursday.

"Congratulations to my good friend Prime Minister @AbeShinzo on his HUGE election victory in Japan. I'm looking forward to many more years of working together. See you in New York next week!" the US President had tweeted.

Abe won 553 out of 807 votes, beating his only contender, former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba to pave the way to become Japan's premier for three more years. He has been serving as the prime minister of the country for nearly six years and with this victory, he may become Japan's longest-serving premier. (ANI)

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