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Japan's Suga and Xi look to hold first telephone call Friday

Coronavirus response and state visit likely on agenda

Yoshihide Suga, right, is expected to hold a telephone conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, marking Xi's first such meeting with a Japanese prime minister since 2018.

TOKYO -- Preparations have begun to hold Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's first telephone conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, Nikkei has learned.

The two leaders are expected to discuss such matters as cooperation on fighting the coronavirus. They may also discuss Xi's plans for a state visit to Japan, which was postponed in April because of the pandemic.

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