Wen's visit deepens mutual trust, co-op among East Asia

Updated: 2007-11-22 09:36

Good neighborly friendship enhanced

The Chinese premier also attended a series of bilateral meetings to exchange views with other Asian leaders on enhancing cooperation and good neighborly friendship, Yang said.

Wen held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and they agreed to increase dialogue and cooperation and work together to push forward mutually beneficial strategic relations between China and Japan.

They also promised to maintain high-level contacts and enhance mutual trust in the political and security fields. The two sides set 2008 the year of friendly exchanges between Chinese and Japanese youths.

Wen agreed in talks with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun to push ahead bilateral cooperation as well as the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue.

During the meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the two leaders spoke highly of the progress in bilateral ties in the past year and pledged to enrich the China-India strategic partnership of cooperation.

The Chinese premier also met leaders from New Zealand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam, exchanging views with them on bilateral ties and mutually beneficial cooperation, according to the foreign minister.

Friendly, mutually beneficial cooperation with Singapore deepened

During his visit to Singapore, Wen met with Singaporean President S.R. Nathan, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, and held talks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The two sides reached a broad consensus on deepening the friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation. They decided to shore up economic cooperation, step up negotiations on building a free trade zone, build a dialogue mechanism in national defense as well as coordination in international affairs.

In the talks, the Singaporean side reiterated its adherence to the one-China policy, said the Chinese foreign minister.

Long-term opening up policy on basis of mutual benefit reaffirmed

Yang said the international community is widely concerned about the track of development that China will choose in the future, and that the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China convened in October highlighted China's resolve to pursue reform and opening up on the basis of mutual benefit and win-win progress.

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