Visited Moscow, Russia to attend a Japan-Russia Summit Meeting. Both leaders openly discussed a wide range of subjects including the issue of concluding a peace treaty and various international affairs. (April 2017)

Attended the Japan-Russia Business Dialogue held in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe spoke about the outcomes of the eight-point cooperation plan through which more than 60 projects have come to fruition, and called for cooperation for the stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region. (December 2016)

Held a bilateral summit with President Putin, their 18th such meeting, on the occasion of
the G20 Hamburg Summit. (July 2017)