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(Update) S. Korea, China Agree to Hold 3-Way Summit including Japan

(Update) S. Korea, China Agree to Hold 3-Way Summit including Japan

   Beijing, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Wednesday to hold a three-way summit also including Japan some two months later.
   According to the South Korean presidential office's announcement, the two leaders concurred on a plan to hold the trilateral East Asian leaders' meeting in South Korea at convenient times, including late October and early November.
   The three-way summit has not been held since May 2012, due chiefly to deteriorated relations between Japan and China.
   Though Xi attached the condition of "convenient times," his agreement to have the meeting with Park and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a specific time frame is a big positive development toward realizing the next summit, which has been awaited by Japan and South Korea, people familiar with the matter said.
   Tokyo sees the three-way meeting as an opportunity for Abe and Park to have their first official bilateral talks, they also pointed out.

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