Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 1, 2019.(Xinhua/Zhang Keren)
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged Japan to properly handle major issues of principle concerning historical problems and Taiwan to cement political mutual trust and eliminate disruptions for building China-Japan relations in a new era.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono here on Thursday.
When meeting with Kono on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers' meeting and other related meetings, Wang said China is ready to implement the important consensus reached by leaders of both countries at the Group of 20 (G20) Osaka Summit to ensure the stable and healthy development of China-Japan relations on the right track.
The China-Japan relations are now facing an important opportunity for further improvement and development, Wang said.
Wang said the two sides should continue the sound momentum of high-level exchanges and promote practical cooperation, as well as jointly push forward the Belt and Road Initiative construction.
He hoped that the Japanese side will provide Chinese enterprises with a business environment featured with equity, justness, non-discrimination and predictability.
Wang urged Japan to properly handle major issues of principle concerning historical problems and Taiwan to cement political mutual trust and eliminate disruptions for building China-Japan relations in a new era.
China and Japan also need to strengthen communications to safeguard multilateralism and free trade and promote regional integration, Wang said.
Kono said Japan is looking forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit in spring next year and will work with China to ensure a successful visit.
Japan is ready to implement the consensus of state leaders, strengthen dialogue of all levels, deepen practical cooperation, and bolster people-to-people exchanges, Kono said.
The G20 Osaka summit sent positive signals for multilateralism and free trade, Kono said, highlighting the contribution from China.