- Title: China and Japan agree to cooperate, improve ties at Chengdu summit
- Date: 25th December 2019
- Summary: CHENGDU CITY, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA (DECEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) BILATERAL MEETING IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE)(Mandarin) CHINESE PREMIER LI KEQIANG, SAYING: "At present, Sino-Japanese relations have maintained an improvement track. We have exchanged visits last year, and Sino-Japanese relations are back on track. It can be said that this was hard-won. It is hoped that the two sides will continue to abide by the principles established in the four political documents of China and Japan, draw lessons from history. We should look forward to the future and push the relationship between the two countries back to the normal track, while not only moving forward healthily, but also making new progress." VARIOUS OF JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE LISTENING LI SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE)(Japanese) JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE, SAYING: "At the moment, Japan-China relations are improving steadily. We hope to hold frank discussions on the entire situation with Premier Li Keqiang in this calm atmosphere in order for a successful state visit by President Xi Jinping next Spring." VARIOUS OF LI LISTENING CHINESE AND JAPANESE NATIONAL FLAGS BILATERAL MEETING IN PROGRESS
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- Keywords: China-Japan economic corperation China-Japan free trade zone China-Japan relations
- Location: CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA
- City: CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBH2ATJ
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- Story Text: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a bilateral meeting on Wednesday (December 25), a day after a trilateral summit between China, Japan and South Korea.
Li said in the meeting that he hoped the relationship between the two sides could get back to a normal track and make new progress in the future.
Abe said in opening remarks he hoped to have discussions which would lead to a successful state visit by President Xi Jinping next Spring.
On Tuesday (December 24), Li said that China, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue to resolve the North Korea issue.
The trilateral summit provided a chance for the leaders of Japan and South Korea to meet for the first time in more than a year and stressed the need to improve ties after the 'worst period' of tensions between their countries in decades, officials from both sides said.
(Production: Thomas Suen, Masako Iijima, Fang Nanlin)
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