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

SENDAI, Japan , Oct 10 (Reuters) - World Bank President JimYong Kim said on Wednesday he had great faith that Japan andChina would find a way to cooperate in the future, amid adeterioration in relations between the two countries due to aterritorial dispute.

Kim's comment followed news on Wednesday that China'scentral bank governor would not lead that country's delegationat the International Monetary Fund's semiannual meeting in Tokyothis 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