Yang Jiechi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, co-chaired the ninth China-Japan high-level political dialogue with Takeo in Tianjin on Wednesday.
Yang Jiechi said that the history of exchanges between China and Japan in 2000 and the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations have told both sides that peaceful coexistence and friendly cooperation are the only correct choice for China-Japan relations.
The two countries should take the important consensus of the leaders as their political guidance, uphold a strong sense of responsibility, adhere to their own beliefs, eliminate internal and external interference, and jointly build a China-Japan relationship that meets the requirements of China-Japan relations. New era, Yang said.
Yang Jiechi said that in the face of the complex global situation, the regional and global significance of China-Japan relations has become more prominent, and the "Global Development Initiative" and "Global Security Initiative" are proposed in response to the desire for common peace and development.
He said that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, and the Taiwan issue concerns the political foundation of China-Japan relations and the basic trust and sincerity of the two countries.
The Japanese side should focus on the fundamental and long-term interests of the two countries and the two peoples, establish a correct view of China, pursue a positive, pragmatic and rational policy toward China, and adhere to the correct direction of peaceful development.
He said that the Japanese side should abide by the four political documents and political consensus of the two countries, and work with the Chinese side to enhance political mutual trust, abandon the "zero-sum" mentality, properly manage and control differences, and promote the maturity of bilateral relations. , stable, healthy, stronger.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern. The two sides agreed that the dialogue was candid, in-depth and constructive, and reached some useful consensus. They will continue to maintain dialogue and communication, according to the press release.