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China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting

AP  |  Seoul 

Putting aside a rift over a US anti- missile system, top officials from and are attending a meeting of a China-backed Asian lending on the South Korean island of Jeju.

Chinese minister Xiao Jie and his Indian counterpart are among those attending the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's annual meeting, which started Friday in Jeju.

was picked as the meeting's host before began protesting Seoul's agreement to allow its ally the United States to deploy on its territory key components of the so-called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system. The China-led AIIB has 77 member countries.

It was unclear if the meeting would pave a way for a thaw or if ministers from and would meet on its sidelines.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 11:07 IST