Japan, China, South Korea agree to strengthen trilateral ties

June 14th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, June 14 (Xinhua) China, Japan and South Korea Saturday agreed to strengthen trilateral cooperation to deepen political, economic and cultural relations. Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura, his Chinese counterpart Yang Jeichi and South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Yu Myung Hwan reached the agreement at the second trilateral meeting here of foreign ministers from the three countries.

“The trilateral cooperation is facing new opportunities and is standing at a threshold,” Yang told his counterparts during the meeting held later in the afternoon.

“Further development of the trilateral cooperation is in line with the expectation of the three nations and is conducive to peaceful development of the three countries and the region,” Yang said.

The three ministers agreed that the trilateral cooperation is important to secure peace, stability and prosperity in Asia. They agreed to carry out new cooperation on disaster relief.

The third meeting would be held in Beijing in September.

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