|Wang Yi Meets with Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan|
On November 24, 2019 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan in Tokyo.
Wang Yi expressed, the current China-Japan relations continue to improve and develop, and both sides should make joint efforts to meet each other halfway, further enhance political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, cement people-to-people and cultural exchanges and overcome obstacles and interference to ensure the healthy and stable development of China-Japan relations.
Wang Yi said, the two sides should encourage the two peoples to expand two-way exchanges, enhance mutual understanding and channel the momentum of improving China-Japan relations to the grassroots level. It is timely for Mr. Fukuda to actively advocate the establishment of a cultural exchange institution for an Asian community of a shared future, to which, the Chinese side is willing to offer active support.
Yasuo Fukuda said, Japan-China relations currently are seeing a sound momentum of development. I have gathered people with insight from all walks of life in Japan to set up the cultural exchange institution for an Asian community of a shared future, hoping to strengthen the people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries and make positive contributions to the building of the Asian community and a community with a shared future for mankind.