Japan-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting Agreement on close cooperation such as measures against the new corona
Foreign Minister Motegi will meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is visiting Japan, and will work closely on measures against the new coronavirus, saying that stable relations between Japan and China are extremely important for the region and the international community. It was in agreement.
Foreign Minister Motegi
met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi,
who is visiting Japan from the 24th to the 2nd
, at the Iikura Public Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for about an hour and a half from about 5:30 pm.
At the beginning of the meeting, Minister Mogi said, "Stable relations between Japan and China are extremely important for the region and the international community. Also, as a responsible power, the international community will take measures against the new coronavirus, climate change, trade investment, etc. We need to tackle and contribute to the important challenges we face, which we believe will help strengthen relations between Japan and China. "
After that, he said, "Today, I would like to have a messy exchange of opinions on mutual concerns in the bilateral, regional and international communities."
Foreign Minister Wang Yi "We should build bilateral relations that match the new era."
In response, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, "China and Japan are located near Ichigi-Zuisui and are also long-term cooperation partners. Both sides need to communicate strategically in a timely manner and are infected with the new coronavirus. In the meantime, it is very meaningful that face-to-face exchanges have been realized. "
On top of that, "both sides will deepen cooperation in areas such as infectious disease control, both will protect multilateralism, promote the establishment of bilateral relations that meet the demands of the new era, and promote peace and stability in the region and the world. We should make the right contributions to do so. "
The two foreign ministers will continue to exchange opinions in a wide range of fields, such as measures against the new coronavirus, while having dinner together, and the Japanese side is expected to convey concerns about China's advance into the ocean and the situation in Hong Kong.
Spokesperson Zhao Lijian "I want to promote further development of bilateral relations"
Regarding Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Japan, spokesman Zhao Lijian of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China said at a press conference on the 24th, "Current relations between China and Japan continue to develop steadily. Through this visit, measures against the new corona virus We would like to deepen cooperation on the resumption of economic activities and strengthen cooperation on international issues and promote further development of bilateral relations. "
The aim of visiting Japan is ...
As China's confrontation with the United States intensifies, it seems that there is a desire to break down the so-called "China siege network" through the visit of Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Japan, an ally of the United States.
The English version of the Chinese Communist Party media "Global Times" emphasized that "it is an extremely important and necessary visit" on the 24th, and said, "After the presidential election, the future diplomatic policy of the United States is undecided. Japan-China relations, one of the most important bilateral relations in East Asia, must pursue a certain and unwavering one, even in the uncertainties. "
It is believed that the United States has argued that it should strengthen its relations with Japan, its ally of the United States, in the midst of political instability over the presidential election.
Although there are historical awareness and territorial conflicts with Japan, there are many points where cooperation in the economic field can be agreed, and RCEP = Regional Comprehensive Economics in which 15 countries, mainly East Asia, participate. We would like to exchange opinions on promoting cooperation and participating in the TPP = Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
China also wants to increase its influence in the Asia-Pacific region by demonstrating its willingness to actively participate in the multilateral free trade framework.