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Japan's Abe says leaders summit must raise North Korea, South China Sea

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) gestures between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) as they pose with other heads of delegations for a family photo during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that a summit of Asian and European leaders must address North Korea and South China Sea among other issues.

Abe was speaking during the summit, known as ASEM, in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.

(This story has been corrected to remove typo in organisation name in second paragraph)

Reporting by Sue-Lin Wong, Writing by Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Shri Navaratnam