China, Japan reach wide range of consensuses on cooperation: Wang Yi

Li Wei
2020-11-24 23:34:09

TOKYO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China and Japan reached a series of consensus on a wide range of issues including fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, promoting economic recovery and supporting each other in hosting the Olympic Games, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the globe, both China and Japan, as important countries in the region and the world, as well as cooperation partners of strategic and mutual benefit, bear the responsibility to strengthen solidarity and coordination to jointly tackle the challenges, Wang said during a joint press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi following their meeting.

Both countries agreed that under the strategic guidance of the two leaders and based on the four political documents between the two countries, China and Japan should enhance mutual trust and engage in positive interactions so as to build bilateral relations that meet the requirements of the new era, said Wang.

Both sides agreed to continue to jointly fight the coronavirus pandemic, exchange information in a timely manner, carry out medical and drug cooperation, safeguard the health of the two peoples and make joint contributions to regional and international public health cooperation, he added.

Both countries agreed to work together to promote economic recovery, hold a new round of high-level economic dialogue at an appropriate time next year, and continue to strengthen cooperation in key areas such as scientific and technological innovation, energy conservation and environmental protection, medical care and health care, e-commerce and third-party markets, said Wang.

Both sides agreed to make efforts for the early enforcement of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), accelerate negotiations on the China-Japan-South Korea free trade area and the regional cooperation, and jointly uphold and strengthen the rules-based multilateral trading system, added Wang.

Both countries also agreed to support each other in hosting the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Beijing Winter Olympics and make these two major sports events a success.

Meanwhile, the two sides will hold a meeting of the high-level consultation mechanism on people-to-people exchanges at an appropriate time, fully resume bilateral personnel exchanges when the pandemic is over, expand regional exchanges and cooperation, enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, and improve the public opinion environment for bilateral relations, said Wang.

Wang arrived here earlier on Tuesday for a visit.


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