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Tuesday, 17th May 2011
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Chinese premier set to visit Fukushima

Wen Jiabao, the premier of China, has said he will visit the earthquake-stricken Japanese region of Fukushima this weekend (May 21st to 22nd).

His visit is part of a trilateral summit between China, Japan and South Korea to discuss cooperation and regional and global issues of common concern, Kyodo news reports.

Disaster management, prevention and nuclear safety are also likely to be high on the agenda during the trilateral summit, the local news provider added.

Jiang Yu, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said: "Wen Jiabao will visit Fukushima and other disaster-hit areas to pay sympathy to the Japanese public, and express his support for post-disaster reconstruction efforts."

Last week, Mr Wen told members of the Japan Business Federation in Beijing that he would visit an area affected by the March 11th earthquake during his upcoming trip to Japan, but did not specify exactly where.

Written by Susan Ballion

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