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US pleads for 'good neighbourliness' in Asia

Published on Feb 5, 2014 6:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States (US) called on Tuesday for Japan, South Korea and China to find ways to work together, saying it was in the interest of all three to overcome historical animosity.

Mr Danny Russel, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said he held "candid" talks on growing tensions during recent stops in Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.

"There are multiple perspectives, but one thing is certain - none of the problems, none of these tensions, can be solved by any one party alone," Mr Russel told reporters.

"Frankly, we look to each of our friends and partners in the Asia-Pacific region to make a contribution to good relations and to good neighbourliness," he said.

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