Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on the sidelines of the ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting and related meetings, in Singapore, Aug. 2, 2018. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)
SINGAPORE, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday called for joint efforts to continue developing the China-Japan ties along the right path.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the call while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers' meeting and related meetings.
As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, the two sides should learn from the past, and consolidate the political foundation of the bilateral relationship laid out in the four political documents signed between the two sides, Wang said.
The Chinese top diplomat hoped that the Japanese side cherishes the ongoing momentum of the improvement in bilateral ties, properly handle sensitive issues, increase positive energy and eliminate interference so as to ensure that the Sino-Japanese relations will develop along the right path.
China is willing to join hands with Japan to fully implement the consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries and deepen cooperation in the fields of high-tech, innovation and third-party market, among others.
For his part, Kono said that his country is pleased that the development of Japan-China relations has gone back to the right track and good progress has been made in economic cooperation.
Japan is willing to make further efforts to earnestly implement the important consensus reached between the two sides, enhance high-level exchanges and push forward cooperation in the fields including innovation and the third-party market, the Japanese foreign minister added.