Japan, China, S. Korea Postpone Trilateral Summit until 2017

Tokyo, – Japan, China and South Korea have postponed until next year a trilateral summit that was to be held in Tokyo later this month, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday amid political turmoil dragging on in South Korea.

The tripartite meeting had been set to take place in Tokyo this month. But the government decided to reschedule after South Korea’s parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, Japan’s (NHK WORLD) radio quoted.

“We had been planning to host the summit between Japan, China and South Korea by the end of this year. But due to various circumstances, we will rearrange it and hold it in Japan at a suitable time next year,” Kishida told reporters.

Kishida added that the framework of dialogue between the three countries is extremely important so he hopes the talks can take place as soon as possible.

Source: Qatar News Agency