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>> Leaders of three Asian powers agreed to push for peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday. China, South Korea, and Japan held a three-way summit in Tokyo amid a flurry of diplomatic moves surrounding North Korea, and a push for it to abandon its nuclear weapons. That wasn't all, South Korea and China said the North should be given aid if it completely denuclearizes.
It comes just a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un unofficially met up. And before Kim's highly anticipated meeting with US President Donald Trump. However, Japan's Shinzo Abe and Kim have yet to set up their own summit.>> The presence of the South Korean president and the Chinese premier here puts Japan and puts Abe at the center of the diplomatic stage.
So it kind of rebuffs that idea that Japan has become isolated diplomatically. The meeting between President Trump and the North Korean leader Kim is gonna happen maybe at the beginning of June. So this is very good timing for these three countries, which are the three countries arguably most effected by what happens on the Korean peninsula.
To get together and to discuss what they want to see from these talks and what result they want to get from them.>> Abe praised South Korean president Moon Jae-in's recent leadership, along with China's move to work with the North. Something that may have prompted Kim's sudden trip on Tuesday to the Chinese city Dalian to meet with Xi.
While the topic of North Korea dominated discussions, Japan and China took the opportunity to finally set up a security hotline to help diffuse maritime incidents and other potential crises.