South Korea's presidential office said Wednesday the first trilateral summit with Beijing and Tokyo since 2015 is slated to be held in May in Japan, although the exact date has not yet been fixed.
The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae confirmed that the South Korea-Japan-China summit will be held next month in a statement delivering results of Wednesday's meeting between President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.
"Regarding the trilateral summit with Beijing and Tokyo, which will be held in Japan next month, President Moon Jae-in said he highly values and supports the Japanese government's efforts to host the meeting," the office said.
Moon also said the South Korean government will actively cooperate on preparations for a successful summit, it added.
It is the first time the presidential office has confirmed that the three countries will hold a summit next month.
During Moon's phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month, the two agreed to hold the trilateral summit as soon as possible.
It will also be the first time for a South Korean leader to visit Japan since December 2011.
Pundits expect the three countries to exchange ideas on speeding up the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. (Yonhap News)