The secretaries general of the three ruling coalition parties will begin a four-day trip to China and South Korea on July 8, party members said Thursday.

Taku Yamasaki of the dominant Liberal Democratic Party, Tetsuzo Fuyushiba of the New Komeito party and Takeshi Noda of the New Conservative Party will hold talks with South Korean officials on July 9.

The three will meet with senior Chinese government officials over the following two days before returning home on the evening of July 11, the members said.

The parties are coordinating the schedule with South Korean President Kim Dae Jung and Chinese President Jiang Zemin, they said.

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