Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Park Geun-yue and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced on Sunday that they would meet annually and to expand trade between their countries at their first joint meeting in three years, The New York Times reported. Leaders of the three neighbors held five annual trilateral meetings between 2008 and 2012, but those ended after Abe took office in late 2012. “This summit meeting carries a historic significance because it restores a system of cooperation among the three countries, which in turn is an important frame of peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia,” Park said during a joint news conference with the two other leaders.
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