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Chinese, Japanese FMs maintain talks on relations

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang held talks with Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, in Beijing on Sunday.

Noting this yr marks the forty fifth anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Qin stated the 2 sides ought to, in keeping with the consensus between the leaders of the 2 international locations, assessment the spirit of the treaty, strengthen exchanges and communication, and overcome difficulties whereas advancing bilateral ties.

He stated a profound lesson from bilateral relations over the previous half-century is that peaceable coexistence and pleasant cooperation are the one right selections for each side. Noting the 4 political paperwork between China and Japan have laid a political and authorized basis for bilateral ties, Qin stated conserving guarantees and drawing classes from historical past is the prerequisite for the regular and long-term development of China-Japan relations.

He referred to as on Japan to have an accurate understanding of China, work with the Chinese facet to boost dialogue and communication, promote sensible cooperation, enhance people-to-people exchanges, and correctly handle variations to construct a China-Japan relationship that meets the necessities of the brand new period.

Regarding the discharge of nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant into the Pacific Ocean, the Chinese overseas minister urged Japan to deal with the disposal responsibly, as it’s a main concern regarding public well being and the protection of humanity.

On the Taiwan query, Qin stated it’s the very core of the core pursuits of China, which bears on the political basis of China-Japan relations. China urges Japan to abide by the ideas enshrined within the 4 political paperwork between the 2 international locations and its dedication to date, and chorus from interfering within the Taiwan query or undermining China’s sovereignty in any type, he stated.

In the case of a Japanese citizen suspected of participating in espionage actions in China, Qin confused China would deal with it following related legal guidelines.

For his half, Hayashi expressed Japan’s willingness to work with China, implement the vital consensus reached by the leaders of the 2 international locations, abide by the 4 political paperwork between Japan and China, correctly deal with problems with frequent concern, promote the constructing of constructive and steady Japan-China relations, and collectively contribute to regional and international prosperity and stability as accountable international locations.

The two sides additionally exchanged views on worldwide and regional points, together with the cooperation between China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, the state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula, and the reform of the United Nations Security Council.