Leaders of Japan, South Korea chat at APEC dinner, agree to mend ties

November 11, 2014 1:43 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye have agreed to spur talks begun in April to mend diplomatic ties hurt by issues that include Japan's wartime past, Japan's foreign ministry said.

At a dinner hosted by Beijing during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the two leaders had a brief exchange of views and agreed to ensure progress is made in the talks, the ministry said in a statement late on Monday.

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