|Wang Yi Meets with Toshihiro Nikai, Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan|
On November 25, 2019 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Toshihiro Nikai, Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan in Tokyo.
Wang Yi expressed, although China-Japan relations experience ups and downs, Mr. Toshihiro Nikai has always firmly promoted the development of bilateral relations, especially friendly exchanges between the two peoples, and has made enormous efforts to this end. The Chinese side appreciates such gestures. At present, China-Japan relations are back on the right track. In order for the relations to stay on the right track and truly build the bilateral relations that fit the needs of the new era, the two sides must always adhere to the political foundation and constantly enhance the friendship between the peoples. It is timely to launch the China-Japan high-level consultation mechanism on people-to-people and cultural exchanges. The two sides should give full play to the role of this mechanism to build a strong cultural and public support base for the continuous improvement and development of bilateral relations.
Toshihiro Nikai said, as Japan-China relations show a sound momentum of improvement and development, both sides should make up their minds to make joint efforts to eliminate interference and push bilateral relations to a higher level. The Japanese people look forward to President Xi Jinping's state visit to Japan next spring. The Liberal Democratic Party, as the ruling party, is willing to mobilize all sectors of society in Japan to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for the visit and ensure a complete success of the visit, and take it as an opportunity to usher in a new era of Japan-China relations in a real sense. The Japanese side stands ready to comprehensively enhance the Japanese people's friendship towards China and bring a new upsurge of Japan-China friendship through the just launched high-level consultation mechanism on people-to-people and cultural exchanges.