Abe to Visit China in Dec. for Meeting with Li, Moon

Politics

Tokyo, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen visiting China on Dec. 24 to hold talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, government sources said Monday.

The three leaders, who last met in Tokyo in May 2018, are expected to discuss North Korea, economic cooperation and other issues.

A focal point is whether bilateral talks between Abe and Moon will take place amid worsening relations between their countries.

The three are expected to confirm cooperation toward full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and a free trade agreement among the three countries.

Abe also hopes to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to exchange views on Xi's planned visit to Japan as a state guest next spring, the sources said.

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