Liu wel­comes del­e­ga­tion from Tokyo

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By LI XIAOKUN lix­i­aokun@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Vice-Pre­mier Liu Yan­dong met on Wed­nes­day in Bei­jing with a Ja­panese del­e­ga­tion and dis­cussed mov­ing for­ward with a host of is­sues, in­clud­ing a con­sen­sus reached last week at the G20 Sum­mit and other items.

The meet­ing at the Zhong­nan­hai lead­er­ship com­pound in down­town Bei­jing was no­table be­cause the Ja­panese del­e­ga­tion was com­posed of fe­male law­mak­ers from the na­tion’s rul­ing Lib­eral Demo­cratic Party.

Liu noted that this year marks the 45th an­niver­sary of the nor­mal­iza­tion of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween China and Ja­pan and next year will see the 40th an­niver­sary of the Chi­naJa­pan Peace and Friend­ship Treaty. She said the re­la­tion­ship stands at a crit­i­cal mo­ment.

The two na­tions should im­ple­ment the im­por­tant con­sen­sus that their lead­ers reached at the G20 Sum­mit in Ger­many, main­tain their po­lit­i­cal foun­da­tion of bi­lat­eral ties, prop­erly han­dle sen­si­tive is­sues, steadily pro­mote ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields and push the re­la­tion­ship back on track, she said.

Seiko Noda, a former chair­woman of the LDP Gen­eral Coun­cil and head of the vis­it­ing del­e­ga­tion, said the Ja­panese side ex­pects to deepen mu­tual un­der­stand­ing and trust based on the four po­lit­i­cal doc­u­ments and the four-point prin­ci­pled agree­ment reached be­tween the two sides.

Ja­pan is com­mit­ted to work­ing with China to forge a sta­ble re­la­tion­ship, she said.

FENG YONGBIN / CHINA DAILY

Vice-Pre­mier Liu Yan­dong meets a vis­it­ing del­e­ga­tion of law­mak­ers from Ja­pan’s rul­ing Lib­eral Demo­cratic Party in Bei­jing on Wed­nes­day.

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