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Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Saturday described his two-day series of meetings with his counterparts from East Asian countries here as “beneficial and positive.”

Mori said the meetings helped set the direction for regional cooperation in the 21st century. He said the meetings between Japan, China, South Korea and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the meeting between Japan and ASEAN countries, and the Japan-China-South Korea summit were all fruitful.

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