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Japanese PM Meets Chinese State Councilor

Oct 14 , 2015

TOKYO, Oct. 14 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on Wednesday with visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who came to Tokyo for the second China-Japan high-level political dialogue.

Abe praised the dialogue saying the two sides had achieved positive results through it.

“Establishing stable and friendly Japan-China relations is helpful to the development of global peace and economy since China and Japan are the world’s second and third largest economies.”

The Japanese prime minister expressed wishes to maintain high- level dialogue and contact, strengthening exchanges and cooperation in all sectors as well as controlling disparities effectively.

“Japan will adhere to the path of peaceful development and make contributions to world peace on the basis of learning lessons from history,” said Abe.

On the upcoming summit of Japan, China and South Korea, Abe said he hopes to see fruitful achievements by the joint efforts of the three countries.

Yang, who is visiting Tokyo from Tuesday to Wednesday, said China-Japan relations’ steady and healthy development not only serves to the fundamental interests of both countries and their people, but also vital to regional peace and development.

“Japan should abide by the four-point principled agreement, properly handling sensitive issues such as in historical and military security areas,” said the top diplomat of China.

Yang also expressed confidence of the trilateral summit, which may take place as early as this month in South Korea.

Yang also held talks with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, General Council Chairman of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party Toshihiro Nikai and former prime minister Yasuo Fukuda earlier on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Yang met with Shotaro Yachi, head of Japan’s National Security Council.

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