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Chinese VP meets head of Japan's national security council

Chinese VP meets head of Japan's national security council

Dec 07, 2019

Beijing (China) Dec 07: Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Friday met with the head of Japan's national security council Shigeru Kitamura.
Not only close neighbors, China and Japan are also major economies in Asia and the world, said Wang, pointing out that the two countries both face huge tasks of domestic development and bear important responsibilities for world peace and development.
Wang said the two sides should use the important consensus of the leaders of the two countries as a guide, and move the bilateral relationship forward with wisdom and vision.
He called on the two countries to learn from history, take the overall situation into consideration, gain a clear understanding of common interests, and maintain the focus in developing ties with a long-term perspective.
Wang also encouraged the two sides to work together to create a favorable environment for the two countries' high-level exchanges in the next stage.
Kitamura said that since last year, bilateral relations have developed positive momentum with close high-level contacts. Japan is ready to make full preparations for future exchanges between the two countries' leaders.
Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, co-held the 7th round of high-level political dialogue between the two countries with Kitamura on the same day.
Yang called on the two sides to strengthen political mutual trust, respect each other's core interests and major concerns, adhere to multilateralism and work together to promote the integration process of regional economy.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.
Source: Xinhua