|Wang Qishan Meets with Head of Japan's National Security Council Shigeru Kitamura|
On December 6, 2019, Vice President Wang Qishan met with Head of Japan's National Security Council Shigeru Kitamura at Zhongnanhai.
Wang Qishan said, the successful meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Osaka last June has set the tone and charted the course for the development of China-Japan relations at present and in the period to come. China and Japan, as close neighbors, are major Asian countries and major economies in the world. The two countries both face huge tasks of domestic development and bear important responsibilities for world peace and development. The two sides should take the important consensus of the leaders of the two countries as a guide, focus on the present while proceeding from the long-term perspective, learn from history, take the overall situation into consideration, gain a clear understanding of common interests, maintain the focus, and move the bilateral relations forward with wisdom and vision. The two sides should work together to create a favorable environment for the two countries' high-level exchanges in the next stage to push bilateral relations into a new era in an all-round way.
Shigeru Kitamura said, since last year, bilateral relations have regained the positive momentum and seen close high-level contacts. The Japanese side is ready to make full preparations for future exchanges between the two countries' leaders and create a good atmosphere.