Abe dined with exiled former Thai Premier, Thaksin Shinawatra

cite from msn sankei,
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.

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