Abe dined with exiled former Thai Premier, Thaksin Shinawatra
english translation by srachai,
2013.10.26 18:10 ［安倍首相］
2013.10.26 18:10 [Abe]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dined with exiled former Thai Prime Minister,Thaksin Shinawatra
On October 26, 2013, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met to take a lunch with former exiled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at a hotel in Tokyo, discussing about bilateral economic issues between the two countries.
Exiled Thaksin is a brother of Yingluck Shinawatra, the current Prime Minister of Thailand.
Being sentenced tow years' imprisonment at the Thai Court against some bribery scandals involving the illegal purchase of State-owned land, Thaksin exiled him as a fugitive abroad.
Although Thaksin still has great influence in Thailand politics, it is quite an extraordinary case for Japan's Prime Minister to meet an exiled foreign dignitaries.