Abe, Trump play 27 holes of golf together
Jiji -- Feb 12
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played golf with U.S. President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, Saturday, in another round of diplomacy intended to build a personal relationship of trust following their first summit in Washington on Friday.

Abe and Trump played 18 holes at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter in the morning near Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, where they are spending their weekend together. They played an additional nine holes at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in the afternoon.

Trump posted a photo on Twitter of the two leaders exchanging a high-five while playing golf. He tweeted, "Having a great time hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the United States!"

They were joined by professional golfer Ernie Els.

Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to have played golf with a U.S. president since his grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, did so with President Dwight Eisenhower near Washington in 1957, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

News source: Jiji
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