China News Agency, Beijing, February 2 (Li Jingze) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated at a regular press conference on February 2 that after mutual agreement, the 12th round of the high-level consultation on maritime affairs between China and Japan will be held on February 2. It will be held by video on the 3rd.

Personnel from the diplomatic, defense, maritime law enforcement and maritime administration departments of both sides participated.

Prior to this, the two sides had held a heads of delegation meeting under the consultation mechanism on January 20.

  Wang Wenbin said that the high-level China-Japan maritime affairs consultation is a comprehensive communication and coordination mechanism for maritime affairs between the two sides.

"China looks forward to fully exchanging views with Japan on maritime issues of common concern during this round of consultations, enhancing understanding and mutual trust, and continuously expanding practical cooperation." (End)