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Japan's Abe tours ancient city with Mexican leader

Published on Jul 27, 2014 7:04 AM
Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe (left) listens to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (right) during a visit to Teotihuacan, Mexico State on July 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up a two-day visit to Mexico on Saturday, taking a break from sealing energy deals to tour pyramids with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Mr Abe and Mr Pena Nieto visited the pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan with their wives Akie Abe and Angelica Rivera de Pena, donning palm-leaf hats and posing for pictures.

The couples did not speak with the press.

But Mr Pena Nieto's office released a statement saying Mexico expects greater trade and cooperation with Japan in coming years.

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