Japan and China were making final arrangements to hold a foreign ministerial meeting Saturday in Myanmar's capital for the first time since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in December 2012, sources familiar with bilateral relations said.

The two sides have broadly agreed to hold talks between Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings through Sunday in Naypyitaw, the sources said.

The talks could take the form of an informal chat rather than a formal discussion, reflecting strained relations over territorial and history issues, they said.