Japan, China foreign chiefs skip meeting in Cambodia

From left to right, Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pose for a group photo during the ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

TOKYO (Jiji Press)—Japan and China forwent a meeting between their foreign ministers that was initially being arranged to take place in Cambodia on Thursday, a Japanese government source revealed.

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, were expected to meet in person on the sidelines of Association of Southeast Asian Nations-related meetings there.