May 14, 2020 / 6:39 AM / 11 days ago

Japan's Abe aims to compile second supplementary budget: Kyodo

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing a protective mask, attends a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan April 17, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will aim to pass a second supplementary budget at the current parliament session to fund steps for combating the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo news agency reported.

Abe made the remark at a meeting with ruling party lawmakers, according to Kyodo.

Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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