China, Ja­pan hold se­cu­rity di­a­logue

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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.

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