Japan’s Abe tells China no advancement in ties without having stability in East China Sea – Reuters Australia


China’s Premier Li Keqiang satisfies with Japan’s Primary Minister Shinzo Abe at a bilateral conference throughout the 8th trilateral leaders’ assembly between China, South Korea and Japan in Dujiangyan, in southwest China’s Sichuan province December twenty five, 2019. Wang Zhao/Pool through REUTERS

CHENGDU, China (Reuters) – Japanese Primary Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday explained to Chinese Leading Li Keqiang that there would be no accurate enhancement in bilateral relations with no security in the East China Sea, Japan’s overseas ministry said.

The two leaders held a bilateral meeting in the Chinese city of Chengdu, on the sidelines of a 3-way summit with South Korea.

Abe also urged Li to swiftly clear away import constraints on Japanese foods goods, the ministry claimed in a summary of the meeting.

(This story has been refiled to correct typo in dateline)

Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu Crafting by David Dolan