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Foreign ministers of China, Japan, ROK to meet this week

Updated: Aug 23,2016 9:11 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to meet counterparts from Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in Tokyo on Aug 24, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Aug 22.

The ministers will review trilateral cooperation, discuss development directions and exchange views on issues of common concern.

Japan will chair the event, the eighth of its kind.

Lu said China expects this meeting to help maintain the momentum of cooperation among the three countries and promote the process of East Asia regional integration.

He called for efforts to bring about an East Asian economic community by 2020 and more contributions to regional peace, development and prosperity.