China, Japan agree to hold China-Japan-ROK summit as soon as possible

14:38 | 30/01/2018 Global Economy

China and Japan agreed to hold a new round of China-Japan-ROK leaders' meetings as soon as possible, and foster the proper environment for the trilateral summit.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono

The agreement came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on January 28 in Beijing.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also met with Kono later on the day, urging both sides to cherish the sound momentum for improvement of ties.

He asked the Japanese side to create a sound environment for expanding win-win cooperation.

The Japanese side hopes to hold a new round of China-Japan-ROK leaders' meetings as soon as possible, and welcomes Premier Li's official visit to Japan, Kono said.

The last China-Japan-ROK summit was held in 2015 in Seoul.

Theo Xinhua