Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for speeding up negotiations of China-Japan-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) on Tuesday.

"China stands ready to work with relevant parties to speed up negotiations of China-Japan-South Korea FTA, taking a more active part in promoting negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, so as to achieve the long-term goal of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)," Li said.

Li made the remarks when addressing the 20th ASEAN-China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) leaders' meeting in the Philippine capital of Manila.