Senior Chinese officials meet Japanese delegation

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-31 17:25:10|Editor: Yamei
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BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met with a visiting delegation of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) led by secretary general Toshihiro Nikai on Friday, calling for joint efforts to continue developing China-Japan ties along the right path.

"The development of China-Japan friendly relations serves the fundamental interests of the two peoples and the trend of times," Wang said, calling on the two sides to use the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship as an opportunity to deepen political mutual trust and expand pragmatic cooperation to promote new development of bilateral relations on the basis of returning to the normal track.

Speaking highly of the ruling parties' exchange mechanism between the two countries, Wang said China stood ready to work with the Japanese side to implement consensus reached by the mechanism and inject more positive energy into the development of bilateral relations.

Earlier on Friday, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi also met with Nikai to talk about bilateral ties.

Wang Yi urged both sides to safeguard the political basis for the healthy development of bilateral relations, to not forget their original aspiration, and to review their promises. He also called on the two countries to advance bilateral relations with the times, and to jointly promote the building of the East Asia Economic Community.

Echoing the Chinese side's remarks, Nikai said the friendly development of Japan-China relations has made contributions to Asia and the world. He said Japan is willing to work with China to maintain the current positive momentum to contribute to the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.