Japanese Prime Minister and South Korean Prime Minister met in Tokyo, Korean media: Reach consensus on the need to improve relations between the two countries

  [Global Times correspondent in Japan Yue Linwei, Global Times correspondent Han Wen] South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo reported on the 28th that South Korean Prime Minister Han Deok-soo met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo that day.

During the roughly 25-minute meeting, the two exchanged views on issues including South Korea-Japan relations and reached consensus on the need to resolve outstanding issues and improve relations between the two countries.

"Nihon Keizai Shimbun" said that in order to restore Japan-South Korea relations to a healthy state, the two sides reached an agreement to speed up communication between foreign ministries.

The two sides also agreed that under the severe international situation, for the peace and prosperity of the peninsula, the region and the world, South Korea, Japan and South Korea, the United States and Japan need to cooperate more closely.

According to South Korea's "Kookmin Ilbo", although the two sides mentioned the issue of forced labor in Japan, there was no specific plan to solve the problem.

  South Korea's "Culture Daily" said that the talks were held six days after the South Korea-Japan summit. Recently, high-level communication between the two countries has continued, and whether the door can be officially opened to improve relations has attracted much attention.

However, there are still variables such as the political momentum in Japan that is not friendly to improving relations between South Korea and Japan.