China-Japan-South Korea summit begins

Seoul, Nov 1 (IANS) The sixth China-Japan-South Korea leaders’ meeting started here on Sunday, resuming the trilateral cooperation mechanism after a three-and-a-half-year suspension.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye are expected to exchange views on trilateral cooperation and address issues of regional interest, Xinhua news agency reported.

They are also scheduled to jointly meet with the press and attend a business summit.

The China-Japan-South Korea summit had taken place annually from 2008 to 2012 before it bogged down due to Japanese moves over historical and territorial issues that angered both China and South Korea.

The resumption came as relations between Japan and the two neighbours have started thawing. It also followed active coordination of South Korea, the rotating host of the sixth gathering.

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