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China, Japan and South Korea FMs to Meet in Tokyo

Aug 22 , 2016

Foreign ministers from China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Tokyo on Tuesday and Wednesday to exchange views on cooperation and regional and international issues, their foreign ministries said on Monday.

“Cooperation among China, Japan and South Korea are significant to the region,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in the afternoon regular press conference. “We hope the trilateral meeting could [help ] maintain this cooperation and work towards the goal of setting up an economic community by 2020.”

A senior Japanese foreign ministry official said last month that Japan was considering hosting the annual trilateral meeting in late August, but a flare-up in Sino-Japanese tensions had stoked worries that the meeting may not take place.

Kyodo news agency reported on Monday afternoon, citing Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that the foreign ministers will have a dinner reception on Tuesday and their formal meeting on Wednesday.


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