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Chinese state councilor meets Japan's national security advisor

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-10-14 15:14

TOKYO - Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Head of the Japanese national security council Yachi Shotaro co-chaired the second China-Japan high-level political dialogue in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The two sides agreed that they would continue using high-level political dialogue channel to improve bilateral relations.

Yang is visiting Tokyo till Wednesday at the invitation of Yachi. The top diplomat is also scheduled to hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday afternoon.

During Tuesday's talks, Yang pointed out that since the end of last year, the China-Japan relations have shown a momentum of improvement with recovering and increasing bilateral dialogue and exchanges in all sectors.

"The Chinese government attaches great importance to China-Japan ties and is willing to maintain dialogue and contact with Japan," Yang said.

"China would like to cooperate closely with Japan to boost bilateral ties in a spirit of drawing lessons from history and facing up to the future."

Yang also urged Japan to adhere to its commitment, implementing the four-point principled agreement as well as properly handling sensitive issues such as in historical and military security areas.

Yachi noted that the Japan-China relations have demonstrated a momentum of improvement currently. Exchanges between political parties, parliaments, regions as well as economic communities are gradually recovering.

"Japan will stick to the four-point principled agreement and continue peaceful development road," said Yachi, a close ally of Abe.

The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.

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