Foreign and Military Affairs

Trilateral talks to outline future co-op in East Asia

Updated: 2010-05-27 09:03
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BEIJING - The upcoming leaders' meeting of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will map out cooperation in East Asia in the years to come, said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun on Wednesday.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the third three-party leaders' meeting of China, the ROK and Japan to be held in Jeju of the ROK from May 29-30.

"The meeting will look to outline future cooperation, promote political trust, and consolidate cooperation," Zhang said.

The Asian economies have recovered from the global financial crisis this year, and this provides a good opportunity for cooperation between China, Japan and the ROK, he said.

Zhang said China expects the meeting to map out key areas of cooperation so to support the economic recovery and the construction of East Asian Community, and also to reinforce coordination in regional and international affairs.