China, Japan, South Korea summit to talk global meltdown

December 13th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Fukuoka(Japan), Dec 13 (Xinhua) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Saturday met South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ahead of a trilateral summit, which would also see Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso participating, to work out a coordinated strategy against the global financial meltdown.Wen, who arrived here Saturday morning, said he attached great importance to the trilateral talks exploring how China, Japan and South Korea can work together to overcome the global financial crisis.

The three countries signed bilateral agreements with each other on currency exchange Friday, displaying readiness for further cooperation in the face of the global financial crisis, Wen said.

The agreements would boost confidence among the public and help the three countries tide over the difficulties, he added.

After their meeting, the leaders are expected to issue a joint statement on the tripartite partnership relations.

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