Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping have agreed to improve relations ahead of the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China.

Abe also invited Premier Li Keqiang to Japan to hold a trilateral summit with South Korea later this year.

Abe and Xi met Sunday in Lima. Xi gave no clear answer to the Li invitation, according to Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami, who briefed reporters on the roughly 10-minute-long meeting.