Top diplomats of S. Korea, China and Japan to resume talks

AP News
Posted: Mar 16, 2015 10:54 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan plan to meet this week for what would be their first trilateral talks in three years.

The annual talks had been suspended since they were last held in April 2012 due to territorial and history disputes. There has been no meeting of the leaders of the three countries since then.

Seoul's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the meeting will be held in Seoul on Saturday.

It says it expects the meeting to serve as a chance to restore trilateral cooperation systems.

Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula and occupied parts of China, often brutally, before and during World War II.

Tokyo's ties with Seoul and Beijing have soured in recent years over nationalistic events and remarks in Japan.