South Korea set to announce Park to meet Japan's Abe next week

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 20, 2014 9:34 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will likely announce later on Friday President Park Geun-hye will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time next week in a three-way meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a global summit, officials in Seoul said.

The meeting between the Asian leaders in The Hague comes amid chilled ties between the neighbors over anger in South Korea that Japanese leaders have not atoned for its wartime aggression including mobilizing sex slaves mostly Koreans.

(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)