Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed Sunday with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol that their countries will continue to work together to deepen bilateral relations, the government said.
During their meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi, Kishida also told Yoon that Tokyo has hopes for Seoul this year as the chair of trilateral talks, including China, according to the Japanese government.
The last time Kishida and Yoon met was in August on the fringes of a trilateral summit with U.S. President Joe Biden near Washington. The Japanese and South Korean leaders have held six bilateral talks in as many months, the government said.
The summit between Kishida and Yoon took place amid expectations that senior diplomats from Japan, South Korea and China plan to hold talks in Seoul, possibly on Sept. 25.