2020년 10월 22일 목요일
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Japan PM Suga, Chinese Pres. Xi to hold phone talks this week

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Combined file photo of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo by=Kyodo)

[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Chinese President Xi Jinping are planning to hold telephone talks later this week, Japanese government sources said Tuesday.The talks, being arranged for Friday, are a bid to further expand ties between Japan and China, the sources said, adding the two are expected to discuss Xi's postponed state visit to Japan.

It’s the first phone talks between the country's leaders since May 2018 when Suga's predecessor Shinzo Abe and Xi held a conversation. A state visit by the Chinese leader, which would include a summit as well as a meeting with Emperor Naruhito and a banquet at the Imperial Palace, had been scheduled to take place this spring but was postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic.


The planned talks will come during heightened tensions between China and the United States, Japan's key ally. While the two leaders are expected to continue their countries' cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus, it is not known whether they plan to touch on long-standing issues between them, including a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, the sources said. On Tuesday, Suga spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone, Japanese officials said. They agreed to closely cooperate in tackling the coronavirus pandemic and toward a free and open Indo-Pacific.(Kyodo)



 

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