Abe, China's Yang Confirm Cooperation for Xi's Japan Visit

Politics

Tokyo, May 17 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a senior Communist Party of China official agreed Friday to work together for making a Japan visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in June a success.

Abe and Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC's Central Committee, held talks at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, ahead of an expected Abe-Xi meeting on the sidelines of the summit of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies in the western Japan city of Osaka on June 28-29.

Abe and Yang, head for China's diplomacy, discussed potential topics at the bilateral summit and exchanged opinions on the North Korean situation.

"I want to develop the Japan-China relationship further with Xi's upcoming visit and work with him to build a new era for the two countries," Abe said.

Yang said that China supports a successful G-20 summit. He said he is confident that the bilateral relationship will develop in a healthy and stable manner.

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