KUALA LUMPUR, August 6. /TASS/. South Korea will do its best to organize a trilateral summit with Chinese and Japanese leaders this year, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said on Thursday at the ASEAN Plus Three forum in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur.
He said that Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo felt the need to resume three-lateral cooperation, so his country would spare no effort to organize a meeting of the three countries’ leaders before the end of the current year. Such a meeting has been postponed for three years over ongoing territorial disputes and political problems stemming from Japan’s occupation of Korea in 1910-1945.
The minister urged to overcome these differences since good relations between the three countries has fundamental significance for peace and stability in Asia Pacific.
In March 2015, foreign ministers of the three states had talks in Seoul, for the first in in the recent years. They decided to continue efforts to organize a trilateral summit as soon as possible.