Gist of Japan-China joint press statement
Updated: 2006-10-08 21:30

The following is a gist of a joint statement released by Japan and China after meetings between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Sunday.

Japan and China:

-- agreed to bring bilateral relations into a higher stage;

-- expressed deep concern over North Korea's nuclear test plan;

-- agreed to advance the process of the six-party talks.

Japan invited Chinese leaders to Japan and the Chinese side has in principle accepted it.

Japan and China:

-- agreed bilateral ties are one of the most important diplomatic relations to each other;

-- agreed to make constructive contributions to peace and stability in Asia and the world;

-- confirmed the two countries will speed up talks on East China Sea-linked issues, reaffirming a general direction toward joint development;

-- agreed to enhance bilateral exchanges in sectors including politics, the economy, security and culture;

-- agreed to build mutual confidence in the security field;

-- agreed to launch study on history research by experts from both countries by the end of this year;

-- confirmed the two countries will promote regional cooperation in East Asia;

-- agreed to continue seeking reform of the U.N. Security Council.


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