Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 23 (Reporter Sun Yi) Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Great Hall of the People on the 23rd.
On December 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xueren
Xi Jinping welcomed Abe's visit to China to attend the 8th China-Japan-ROK Summit. Xi Jinping pointed out that with the joint efforts of both sides, Sino-Japanese relations have continued to improve and develop. In June of this year, I met with the Prime Minister in Osaka and unanimously agreed to promote the establishment of Sino-Japanese relations that meet the requirements of the new era and jointly open up a new future for bilateral relations. At present, China-Japan relations are facing important development opportunities. China is willing to maintain close communication with Japan, strengthen political leadership, push China-Japan relations to a new level, and better benefit the people of both countries.
Xi Jinping emphasized that the world today is experiencing major changes that have not occurred in a century. The more complicated the situation is, the more we need to maintain our calm strategic steadfastness, the more we need to have a global perspective. To plan Sino-Japanese relations in the new era, first of all, a clear strategic consensus is needed. We should persist in thinking and planning relations between the two countries from a global perspective, adhere to strengthening communication and coordination based on mutual respect, seeking common ground while shelving differences, and actively promote the establishment of a new pattern of cooperation and mutual benefit. This should serve as a common strategic guide for the development of China-Japan relations in the new era. The two sides must grasp the correct direction, abide by the principles established in the four Chinese and Japanese political documents, properly handle major and sensitive issues, and consolidate the political foundation of bilateral relations. This is the fundamental principle that both sides must always adhere to in developing China-Japan relations in the new era, and they must not be vague or shaken at any time. The two sides should practice the China-Japan political consensus of "mutual cooperation as a partner and not a threat to each other", and in the spirit of "turning competition into coordination," promote the continuous development of bilateral relations along the correct track.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the two sides should expand pragmatic cooperation, promote high-quality co-construction of the “Belt and Road” and China-Japan third-party market cooperation, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things, and actively cultivate two-way opening, fairness, transparency, and A discriminatory environment for innovation, and strive to achieve a higher level of mutual benefit and win-win. It is necessary to strengthen exchanges in the humanities such as culture, tourism, and education, promote two-way exchanges among young people, expand cooperation with local sister cities, support each other in hosting the Tokyo Olympics and the Beijing Winter Olympics, and lay a solid foundation for the friendship between the peoples of the two countries. It is necessary to promote mutual trust in security and build a constructive security relationship more actively. It is necessary to demonstrate international responsibility, maintain multilateralism and free trade, and promote the construction of an open world economy.
On December 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Tao
Shinzo Abe said that frequent high-level exchanges between Japan and China this year have enhanced mutual understanding. The development of Japan-China relations is in good momentum. The development of bilateral relations is of great significance to regional, world and peace, stability and prosperity. The Japanese side attaches great importance to and expects President Xi Jinping to pay a state visit to Japan next spring. The Japanese side is willing to communicate closely with China to ensure a successful visit and build Japan-China relations that meet the requirements of the new era. Japan hopes that the two sides will continue to expand pragmatic cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, investment, innovation, tourism, culture, and sports. Japan is willing to actively promote third-party market cooperation with China and strengthen communication and coordination on regional issues.
Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and He Lifeng attended the meeting.
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