Thursday, March 13, 2014

Japan seeking for Japan, US, S.Korea summit

Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki has returned from Seoul, South Korea after meeting South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong.

Saiki arrived in Seoul on Wednesday and talked for over 3 hours with Cho.

Saiki was to stay in Seoul until Thursday but returned to Japan Wednesday night. He failed to arrange meetings with other South Korean officials.

Saiki said he exchanged opinions with Cho on how the 2 countries can solve their various problems including historical differences.

Saiki said he believes they could agree that the current situations should be improved.

The United States is urging Japan and South Korea, its two Asian allies, to improve their ties.

Japan is trying to arrange a Japan-South Korea summit or a trilateral summit including the United States for a nuclear security meeting in the Netherlands later this month.