05:44 GMT25 October 2020
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    TOKYO (Sputnik) - Chinese and Japanese authorities are working on the possibility of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visiting Tokyo in October, the NHK broadcaster reported.

    During his visit to Japan, Wang Yi could meet with the new Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, as well as Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, NHK said on Sunday.

    On Friday, Suga held phone talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The leaders agreed to continue close bilateral cooperation. According to the Japanese prime minister, Xi expressed a wish to develop improved relations with Japan. Suga stressed the importance of stable ties between Tokyo and Beijing.

    Last week, Japanese lawmakers elected Suga, the leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, as the new prime minister after the former head of the cabinet, Shinzo Abe, stepped down over health issues.


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