Japan’s Leader Wants More Phone Time With China

From AP:

pledged to continue their recently warming ties, with Prime Minister Taro Aso saying Saturday the countries’ leaders should talk more on the phone.

Making his first visit to since becoming prime minister last month, Aso said he and President Hu Jintao agreed to cooperate in dealing with the challenge posed by the global financial crisis.

They also discussed ’s program and the war on terrorism and called for moving ahead with “mutually beneficial strategic ties,” Aso said.

“We should build trust to the extent that we can pick up the phone whenever necessary,” Aso told reporters after the close of a two-day meeting of Asian and European leaders in Beijing.

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