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Japanese PM leaves Beijing for home after trilateral summit

05-14-2012 17:46 BJT

BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda left Beijing on Monday after attending the fifth meeting of leaders from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

The trilateral meeting was chaired by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and attended by Yoshihiko Noda and ROK President Lee Myung-bak from May 13 to 14.

During the meeting, leaders of the three countries agreed to launch talks on a free trade area (FTA) this year. They attended the signing ceremony for an agreement to promote, facilitate and protect investment between the three countries.

The three nations also issued the Joint Declaration on the Enhancement of Trilateral Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership, the Joint Statement on Agricultural Cooperation and the Joint Statement of Cooperation on Sustainable Forest Management, Combating Desertification and Wildlife Conservation on Sunday.

The sixth Trilateral Summit Meeting will be held in the ROK in 2013.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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