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Liu welcomes delegation from Tokyo

By Li Xiaokun | China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-13 07:11

Liu welcomes delegation from Tokyo

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong meets a visiting delegation of lawmakers from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Beijing on Wednesday.Feng Yongbin / China Daily

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong met on Wednesday in Beijing with a Japanese delegation and discussed moving forward with a host of issues, including a consensus reached last week at the G20 Summit and other items.

The meeting at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in downtown Beijing was notable because the Japanese delegation was composed of female lawmakers from the nation's ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Liu noted that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diploma-tic relations between China and Japan and next year will see the 40th anniversary of the China-Japan Peace and Friendship Treaty. She said the relationship stands at a critical moment.

The two nations should implement the important consensus that their leaders reached at the G20 Summit in Germany, maintain their political foundation of bilateral ties, properly handle sensitive issues, steadily promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields and push the relationship back on track, she said.

Seiko Noda, a former chairwoman of the LDP General Council and head of the visiting delegation, said the Japanese side expects to deepen mutual understanding and trust based on the four political documents and the four-point principled agreement reached between the two sides.

Japan is committed to working with China to forge a stable relationship, she said.

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