Abe Arrives in China to Hold Summit Talks

Politics

Beijing, Oct. 25 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing on Thursday to hold talks with Chinese leaders in a bid to add momentum to the improvement in relations between the Asian neighbors.

On Friday, Abe will hold separate meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in hopes of reaching an agreement to boost the improving bilateral ties to a stable relationship.

He is also expected to exchange opinions on North Korea's denuclearization during the meetings.

Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit China as an official guest in about seven years.

Speaking to reporters at the prime minister's office in Tokyo prior to his departure, Abe noted that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the two countries' peace and friendship treaty.

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