China, Japan and South Korea leaders’ summit expected to be held at the end of next month

Japanese media quoted Japanese and South Korean government sources as reporting that China, Japan and South Korea are coordinating to hold leadership talks in South Korea on the 26th and 27th of next month. The relevant negotiations have entered the final stage. If successful, it will be held since December 2019. , the three-nation summit was held again after four and a half years.

Reports indicate that this summit will be held in South Korea and will be attended by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Chinese Premier Li Qiang and South Korean President Yoon Seok-yue. The summit is expected to discuss economic cooperation and North Korea's continued development of nuclear weapons and missiles.

Yonhap News Agency also quoted an official from South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying that China, Japan and South Korea have basically reached an agreement on the schedule of the trilateral leaders' meeting, and relevant negotiations are nearing completion.

In principle, the summit is held every year, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and deteriorating relations between Japan and South Korea in the past few years, it has not been held since it was held in Chengdu, China at the end of 2019. China, Japan and South Korea held a foreign ministers' meeting in November last year. At that time, the three parties agreed to hold leaders' talks at an early date.

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