05/02/2018, 09.49
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Moon will meet the Japanese and Chinese premier: 'Trilateral cooperation for peace in Korea'

It is the first summit between the three countries since 2015. Japan and China remained on the edge of inter-Korean dialogues. Abe looks for Moon's mediation. Gestures of reconciliation continue: the dismantling of the speakers started, Kim is favorable to the establishment of liaison offices in the capitals.

Tokyo (AsiaNews / Agencies) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Li Keqiang on May 9 in Tokyo, to "share the results of the inter-Korean summit and discuss ways to strengthen trilateral cooperation to denuclearize and establish peace on the Korean peninsula ". The announcement comes as expectations grow ahead of the meeting between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, the date of which should be announced in the coming days.

It is the first summit of the three regional powers since November 2015. During the first few months of 2018, Japan and China remained at the margins of inter-Korean diplomatic exchanges, with a "silent" Beijing and Tokyo leaning towards a rigid position. China has returned to occupy a central role with Kim Jong-un's visit to Beijing, the first as North Korea's leader. Recently, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe requested South Korean mediation for direct dialogue with Pyongyang and to solve the most important issues for Tokyo: nuclear and Japanese citizens kidnapped in North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.

Meanwhile, gestures of reconciliation on the Korean peninsula continue: yesterday both Koreas started dismantling the speakers installed at the border, and the South Korean Minister of Unification reported that Kim Jong-un was in favor of Moon's proposal to establish two liaison offices in Seoul and Pyongyang.

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