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World Bank head: confident Japan, China will find way to cooperate

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

SENDAI, Japan , Oct 10 (Reuters) - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday he had great faith that Japan and China would find a way to cooperate in the future, amid a deterioration in relations between the two countries due to a territorial dispute.

Kim's comment followed news on Wednesday that China's central bank governor would not lead that country's delegation at the International Monetary Fund's semiannual meeting in Tokyo this week, in what appeared to be a snub to host Japan.

Japanese Finance Minister Koriki Jojima said the news was "regrettable".

(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Writing by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

((chris.gallagher@thomsonreuters.com)(81-3-6441-1842))

Keywords: IMF CHINA/JAPAN WORLDBANK