Photo taken on Oct. 12, 2018 shows the closing session of the eighth China-Japan ruling party talks in Tokyo, Japan. Senior members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Japan's ruling coalition, formed by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner the Komeito party, wrapped up the eighth China-Japan ruling party talks here on Friday. (Xinhua/Hua Yi)
TOKYO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Senior members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Japan's ruling coalition, formed by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner the Komeito party, wrapped up the eighth China-Japan ruling party talks here on Friday.
During the talks, Song Tao, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Chinese delegation, urged the two sides to boost mutual trust and cooperation to jointly create a new era for bilateral ties in a keynote speech.
Noting that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Song said ruling parties of both countries should implement the consensus reached between leaders of the two countries, safeguard the political foundation of bilateral ties, stick to the right direction and create a new situation for durable peace and friendship.
He also urged the two sides to expand win-win cooperation and break new ground for common development and prosperity under the Belt and Road Initiative; to take active measures to stick to free trade and construct an open world economy to show their commitment to promoting world development; and to promote bilateral exchanges and bonds between peoples of the two countries.
Song also called on the ruling parties of the two countries to further bring into play their political leading role for developing bilateral ties, and to enhance strategic communications, boost political trust, create cooperation platforms and guide public opinion to jointly create a new era for bilateral ties.
Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the LDP and Yoshihisa Inoue, vice head of the Komeito Party, spoke highly of the important role played by the ruling party exchange mechanism in developing bilateral ties, and said that they are willing to enhance communication and cooperation with China to promote all-round improvement and faster development of bilateral ties.
During the talks from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12, the two sides also had frank and in-depth talks on promoting political mutual trust and practical cooperation and approved a mutual initiative. An event was also held to introduce the international demonstration zone for China-Japan cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.