Japan envoy meets Chinese leader amid islands dispute

Friday, 25 January 2013 - 14:05


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.