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China’s Xi Seems Open to Abe Summit, Former Japan PM Fukuda Says

Chinese President Xi Jinping doesn’t have any specific conditions for holding a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, former premier Yasuo Fukuda indicated today after confirming he met Xi in China last month.

Both Xi and Abe are determined to resolve the deadlock in relations between Asia’s two largest economies, Fukuda said in a speech in Tokyo. Nothing can be achieved in improving relations unless the two leaders meet, he said.