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Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying Meets with Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
2012/08/31

On August 30, 2012, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying met with Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who was on a working visit to China. They discussed Sino-Japanese relations and related regional issues.

Fu Ying said that China and Japan are important neighbors. Friendly cooperation is the general direction for the development of bilateral relations over the years. In the current situation, the two sides should strive to enhance mutual political trust and properly control related issues so as to drive the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.

The two sides also exchanged views on the situation arising from the disputed Diaoyu Islands. Fu Ying reiterated China's principles and positions and required Japan to handle the issue carefully so as to avoid further damage to the overall situation of Sino-Japanese relations.

Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi said that Japan attaches great importance to developing relations with China. Japan is willing to strengthen dialogues and communications with China to properly control the disputes so as to maintain the smooth development of cooperative relations between the two countries.

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