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Japan, China to hold gas talks 'soon'
Updated: 2006-06-30 07:12

The governments of China and Japan have agreed to resume gas talks on exploring in the East China Sea, a senior Japanese official said Thursday.

The two governments said talks would happen "soon," but would not specify when the next round of talks would be, Kyodo News Service reported.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei said he hoped to make efforts to find common ground between the two countries.

"I said that we need to accelerate our dialogue from the viewpoint of making the East China Sea a sea of cooperation and not conflict," Japanese Vice Economic Minister Hideji Sugiyama told reporters.

The two countries last held the gas dialogue in May.


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