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International relations

Japan and China want Abe-Xi summits in each country

Foreign ministers also reaffirm cooperation on North Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, and Japanese counterpart Taro Kono pose for a photo at their meeting in Tokyo on April 15.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and China should work together to improve bilateral ties and carry out visits by their leaders to each other's soil, their foreign ministers agreed in a meeting held here on Sunday.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, also reaffirmed cooperation toward denuclearizing North Korea and agreed to ensure United Nations sanctions against the regime are fully enforced.

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