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Kishida, Xi affirm stable ties in 1st bilateral summit in 3 years

Japan urges China to forge constructive relationship, raises Taiwan concerns

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Bangkok on Nov. 17.   © Kyodo

BANGKOK -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on Thursday to work together to build a stable relationship between Asia's two largest economies, according to Tokyo, as tensions mount over Taiwan.

In opening remarks at a bilateral summit in Bangkok, Kishida said that both China and Japan have a responsibility to ensure the "security and peace of this region and the wider international community."

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