Japanese FM to visit Seoul for talks

18:04, January 11, 2011      

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The Japanese foreign minister will visit South Korea Friday to meet with his South Korean counterpart and discuss bilateral relations and issues related to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the South Korean foreign ministry here said Tuesday.

In his first visit to Seoul since taking office last September, Seiji Maehara is scheduled to sit down with South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan Friday and have a joint press conference.

He will also meet with President Lee Myung-bak, Unification Minister Hyun In-taek and Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, according to the ministry. He is scheduled to leave Seoul on Saturday.

Source: Xinhua

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