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Japan PM Abe to make rare China visit on October 25-27

AFP  |  Beijing 

Shinzo will pay the first visit by a Japanese to since 2011 later this month, announced Friday, in the latest sign of warming ties between the rivals.

will visit from October 25 to 27 and mark between the two nations, said Chinese

The visit will "elevate our bilateral ties and put bilateral cooperation back on the right track," Lu said at a regular press briefing.

He added that the two sides will work to "jointly uphold multilateralism and the free trade system".

Lu said there a reception was planned to celebrate the Sino-Japanese friendship treaty, which was signed on October 23, 1978.

and Chinese have met numerous times over the last few years on the sidelines of international events.

But no Japanese has paid an official visit to since 2011 and no Chinese has visited since 2010.

Relations between and soured in 2012 over a territorial dispute over several tiny islands in the Sea.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 13:25 IST
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