Japan, China to Step Up Work for Abe Visit


Vladivostok, Russia, Sept. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Wednesday that their countries will step up work to realize Abe's proposed visit to China in October.

That month will mark 40 years since the peace and friendship treaty between Japan and China took effect.

In their meeting on the sidelines of an annual Eastern Economic Forum meeting in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok, Abe and Xi also agreed that Japan and China will keep working closely for North Korea's denuclearization.

Xi expressed support for Tokyo's efforts to resolve Pyongyang's abductions of Japanese citizens at an early date.

At the beginning of the talks, Abe said, "The sphere of cooperation between Japan and China has been spreading as exchanges and dialogue have become active in various fields at every level."

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