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Arranging a meeting between Abe, who is set to succeed Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Tuesday, and President Hu Jintao is expected to be the main topic of the planned two-day talks, according to Foreign Ministry officials.

Japan is represented in the talks, dubbed a “comprehensive policy dialogue,” by Vice Foreign Minister Shotaro Yachi and China by Deputy Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, the ministry said.

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