BEIJING – The following is the gist of talks among the foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea, held at a resort area in Beijing on Wednesday.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono:
— calls on China and South Korea to bolster trilateral cooperation even when respective bilateral ties sour.
— urges China and South Korea to fully implement U.N. sanctions resolutions against North Korea.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:
— asks Japan and South Korea to seek solution to resolve differences “through dialogue.”
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha:
— expresses hope that Japan, China and South Korea will stick to “free and fair” trade for prosperity in region.
— emphasizes necessity of eliminating “unilateral and arbitrary” trade retaliatory steps and remove uncertainties in East Asia.
Japan, China, South Korea agree to:
— continue to work together to hold trilateral summit by year-end.
— accelerate negotiations to reach regional free trade agreements.