Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe made remarks to reporters after the summit in Sichuan, China, where he met the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, Asia's 3 largest economies.
Both in the trilateral meeting and in the head-to-head talks, Abe said he had raised human rights issues in the East Turkestan region during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Japanese Prime Minister added that during his meeting with Xi Jinping, he offered joint work for peace, cooperation and friendship in the East China Sea.
Shinzō Abe said he also expressed discomfort with the fact that Chinese ships often enter Japanese territorial waters.
"We talked about the situation of human rights violations in the South China Sea, Hong Kong and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (East Turkestan)," the Japanese leader said. There should be more dialogue, because there are challenges. I want relations between Japan and China to become more mature. Such maturity that it meets international standards."
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was the first leader to bring up human rights abuses in East Turkestan during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, political analysts say.