Wang Yang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with a delegation from Japan's Komeito Party led by party leader Natsuo Yamaguchi in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 6, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Bin)
BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Wang Yang met with a delegation from Japan's Komeito Party led by party leader Natsuo Yamaguchi in Beijing on Thursday.
Yamaguchi delivered a letter from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Xi Jinping, Chinese president and general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship.
"China and Japan are countries with significant global influence," Wang said, "The two sides should undertake their respective historical missions, focus on the overall and long-term development of bilateral ties, and work together to build a community of shared future for humanity and a better world."
Wang noted that exchanges between political parties are an important part of China-Japan relations.
"We hope that the two sides will deepen exchanges and cooperation, strengthen understanding and trust, consolidate the political foundation of bilateral relations, and create conditions for the steady and sustainable development of their relations," Wang said.
Yamaguchi said the Komeito Party is always committed to the friendship between Japan and China.
"We hope the two countries will join hands to shoulder responsibilities and make contributions to regional and world peace and prosperity," he said.