Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and Chinese President Hu Jintao agreed Friday to work together in the international effort to find a solution to the Myanmar crisis.
The two leaders, who spoke for about 15 minutes by telephone, also reaffirmed the need for their countries to cooperate closely to achieve progress in international talks taking place in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear program, Fukuda told reporters.
Fukuda did not say how the countries would cooperate.
Nine people, including a Japanese journalist, were killed Thursday when Myanmar security forces opened fire on groups of protesters in the main city, Yangon.
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