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Japanese spokesman: Putin says ready to work with other countries on Syria

NAGATO (Reuters) - A Japanese senior government official said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he is ready to work with other countries for settlement of the Syrian problem.

Abe, meeting Putin in western Japan, conveyed his concern on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria.

Putin is in Japan on a two-day visit ending late on Friday.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka, writing by Elaine Lies; Editing by Robert Birsel

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