Japan envoy meets Chinese leader amid islands dispute

Friday, 25 January 2013 - 14:05

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An envoy for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met China's leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, amid a growing territorial dispute.

 

Natsuo Yamaguchi, head of the junior party in Japan's ruling coalition, handed Xi a letter from Abe - its contents have not been disclosed.

 

Yamaguchi said the two had agreed it was important to maintain a dialogue.

 

Xi urged Japan to "work hard with China" to resolve the issue.