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China's Xi tells Japan's Suga that he hopes for cooperation: state TV

FILE PHOTO: An attendant wearing a face mask serves tea for Chinese President Xi Jinping during the meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s President Xi Jinping said China and Japan share extensive common interests and have scope for cooperation when he held a phone call on Friday with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, state broadcaster CCTV said.

China hopes both countries will jointly maintain a stable supply chain and fair and open investment environments, CCTV quoted Xi as saying.

It was the first conversation between the two leaders.

Reporting by Twinnie Siu and Meg Shen in Hong Kong; Editing by Hugh Lawson