Japan says it will continue communication with China on East China Sea

In this May 7, 2012 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Haiyang Shiyou oil rig 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured 200 miles southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea. (AP)

Japan and China agreed on Tuesday to continue communications on issues around the East China Sea where the two countries are in dispute, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said.

Motegi made the comment after a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Tokyo.

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At a joint press briefing, Wang said he would like to make the East China Sea “the sea of peace” through cooperation with Japan.

The two countries agreed to ease restrictions on business travels imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic by the end of November.

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