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Japan and China agree to promote rules-based multilateral trade

Foreign ministers discuss RCEP and potential trilateral trade deal with South Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, holds a news conference with Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo on Nov. 24. (Pool/Kyodo)

TOKYO -- Japan and China will work together to uphold and strengthen rules-based multilateral trade, the countries said Tuesday, agreeing to bring the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership into effect quickly and to hold talks with South Korea on a three-way trade deal.

The agreement came after Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held discussions in Tokyo, the first face-to-face talks between the countries' foreign ministers in nine months.

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