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Abe-Obama talks may stall

Updated: 2013-02-22 07:16
By Zhang Yunbi ( China Daily)

Different policy agendas could pose hurdles to progress, observers say

A meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday may not live up to Tokyo's high expectations due to differing policy agendas, observers said.

Washington's top priority is economic revival, so Tokyo's high-profile emphasis on its territorial row with China and its hesitation to join a US-led free-trade pact may upset Washington, analysts said.

Abe-Obama talks may stall