A news report says leaders of South Korea, Japan and China plan to meet next month for talks expected to focus on the global financial turmoil, the Associated Press reported.
Yonhap news agency quoted an unnamed government official as saying Sunday the three nations tentatively agreed to meet in Fukuoka in southern Japan on Dec. 14.
The meeting would bring together South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and Chinese Premier Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
Yonhap said the three countries have met on the sidelines of international forums but it would be the first time for them to hold a separate three-way meeting.
Lee's office, the Japanese Embassy and the Chinese Embassy in Seoul were not immediately available to confirm the report.