South Korean President Moon Jae-in and new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida could hold their first phone talks Thursday.
Kyodo News, citing multiple Tokyo government officials, said the two sides were in the process of arranging the call.
Following the report, a Seoul official confirmed that arrangements were being made, but also indicated the possibility that the call could be held Friday.
Moon and Kishida, who was appointed earlier this month, are expected to discuss bilateral ties as well as tensions linked to long-standing historical disputes, including the issue of Japan's wartime forced labor.
The last meeting between the heads of state of the neighboring countries was in June, when Moon met with then Prime Minister Yoshide Suga.
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