China, Japan hold security dialogue
Beijing: A Chinese and Japanese officials from foreign affairs and defense ministries held a security dialogue in Beijing on Monday. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba cochaired the dialogue. The Chinese side aired concerns about Japan’s developments in military and security areas in recent years, urging Japan to adhere to peaceful development and maintain regional stability, development and prosperity through peaceful means, according to a press release. The Japanese side said it would follow its “exclusively defence-oriented policy” and that Japan was willing to build mutual trust with China through dialogue. Both sides agreed to maintain communication and co-operation in defence and security, and manage differences to improve bilateral relations. Xinhua
Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba.
Chinese assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou.