Japan, South Korean foreign ministers vow further talks after freeze in ties
Published on Aug 10, 2014 12:46 AM
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AFP) - Japan and South Korea vowed to "deepen communication" in the future during a rare meeting Saturday, diplomatic sources said, following a collapse in relations between the neighbours.
Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held "candid" talks with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung Se on the eve of a regional security dialogue in the Myanmar capital Naypyidaw, a Japanese diplomatic source said.
Koichi Mizushima, deputy press secretary at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the two nations had discussed "the future direction of the Japan and Korea relationship".
"They agreed on the importance to continue and deepen communication," he told AFP, adding that future talks would be at various levels, including the foreign ministers.
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