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Successive Summit Talks Held at APEC Meeting for New Breakthrough in Northeast Asia
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Successive Summit Talks Held at APEC Meeting for New Breakthrough in Northeast Asia
  • By matthew
  • November 10, 2014, 06:25
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President Park Geun-hye waving before boarding her plane to participate in the APEC summit.
President Park Geun-hye waving before boarding her plane to participate in the APEC summit.

 

During the APEC summit in Beijing, President Park Geun-hye is meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss mutual cooperation with the North Korea nuclear issue and the conclusion of the Korea-China FTA.

The Korea-China summit talks are scheduled for today, Nov. 10, one day before the Korea-U.S. talks. Under the circumstances, keen attention is being paid to the new breakthrough to be made with regard to inter-Korean relations, the nuclear issue, and Northeast Asian security. U.S.-China summit talks are likely to take place during the period as well.

Still, President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are unlikely to meet with each other at this time, as the Korean government is maintaining that Japan has to take meaningful action regarding their historic issue before any bilateral summit meeting.

The Chinese President and the Japanese Prime Minister have summit talks on Nov. 10 for the first time since the inauguration of the latter. Between November 7 and 10, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and National Security Advisor Shotaro Yachi met in Beijing to come to an agreement on the four specific diplomatic issues, including Diaoyudao.