Wang Yang (front C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with the Japan-China Parliamentary Friendship Association delegation led by Hayashi Yoshimasa at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 5, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
BEIJING, May 5 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Sunday met with the Japan-China Parliamentary Friendship Association delegation led by Hayashi Yoshimasa.
Hailing the efforts that the association has made for bilateral ties, Wang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, called on the two sides to further strengthen political mutual trust, implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation on the Belt and Road platform.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met several times last year, playing an important role of political guidance and helping China-Japan relations return to the right track with new development, Wang said.
He called for learning from history, respecting each other's core interests and major concerns, properly dealing with differences, and promoting people-to-people exchanges, so as to advance the steady development of China-Japan relations.
Hayashi told Wang that the Japan-China Parliamentary Friendship Association has a tradition of maintaining friendship with China, and it would like to continuously make positive contributions to the development of bilateral ties.