A meeting is being considered between Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, on the sidelines of a regional security meeting in Myanmar in August, according to Japanese sources.

If it happens, attention is expected to focus on whether the meeting can pave the way for the first summit between the current leaders of the two countries.

Disagreements over territory and history have prevented Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who came to office in December 2012, from meeting with Park Geun-hye, who became president of South Korea in February 2013.

Kishida and Yun could meet on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum in early August in the Myanmar capital of Naypyitaw, the sources said Wednesday. Both foreign ministers are scheduled to attend.

If the meeting takes place, Kishida will express Japan's desire to hold a summit between Abe and Park in the near future.

Kishida will also seek to allay South Korean concerns about the Abe administration's recent reinterpretation of the Constitution to enable the Self-Defense Forces to come to the aid of allies under attack in collective self-defense.

The issue of women who were forced to work at Japan's wartime military brothels, euphemistically referred to as "comfort women" in Japan, is also likely to come up during the meeting.

Prior to a foreign ministerial meeting, the two countries are considering holding a director general-level meeting to discuss the issue of wartime sex slavery and other matters in Seoul next week, a source said.

A meeting planned for June of senior officials of the two countries' Foreign Ministries was derailed after Tokyo released on June 20 the results of its review of the drafting process for a 1993 apology to the sex slaves, which drew fire from South Korea.