Li, Abe don't hold meeting at ASEM

Updated: 2014-10-18 00:08

By Zhao Yinan in Milan (

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Premier Li Keqiang did not meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the Asia-Europe Meeting summit, a Chinese official said.

The spokesperson for the Chinese delegation to the ASEM summit said on Friday that Abe "came to Premier Li to shake hands" on Thursday during a banquet in Milan, Italy.

However, the two did not have a meeting, the spokesperson added.

Li arrived in Milan on Wednesday to attend the biennial meeting of the forum.