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Trump called to congratulate Abe on ‘big win’: White House

Trump, according to the official -- who asked not to be named -- told Abe that he had received a strong “mandate” from the Japanese people.

world Updated: Oct 23, 2017 19:51 IST
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

US President Donald Trump called Japan’s victorious Prime Minister Shinzo Abe late Sunday, congratulating him on a thumping electoral win, the White House said.

“The president had a great phone call last night with Prime Minister Abe to congratulate him on his party’s big win in the elections yesterday,” a senior US official said Monday.

Trump, according to the official -- who asked not to be named -- told Abe that he had received a strong “mandate” from the Japanese people.