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Abe and Xi to accelerate mutual visits as ties improve

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, expressed a wish for 'new energy' toward advancing relations with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Argentina on Friday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, expressed a wish for 'new energy' toward advancing relations with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Argentina on Friday.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit here on Friday, and discussed Xi's expected visit to Japan next year. The two leaders also talked about the ongoing U. S-China trade war. 

"I wish to welcome you in Japan next year," Abe told Xi at the start of the meeting. "Through consecutive visits by us leaders, I would like to further advance exchange and cooperation in all areas."

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