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Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan

On November 8, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at request with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, who was in China for the attendance of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting at the National Convention Center.

Wang Yi said that the four-point principled agreement on properly handling the major issues faced by the current China-Japan relations issued by China and Japan yesterday is a major step toward the improvement of bilateral relations. The key is that the Japanese side should treat the agreement seriously and earnestly follow it and implement it. The Japanese side should seriously reflect on itself on this basis, find the root cause that has affected the healthy development of the bilateral relationship, and commit itself to solving it with firm determination. Only by getting to the root of the problem and removing it can the bilateral relations develop in a stable and sustainable manner. Japan should hold a correct view of history and completely break away with the deeds and theories of its aggression in the past. Japan also should understand and treat China's development in an objective and correct manner, pursue a positive policy toward China and continue to adhere to a peaceful development path that can be recognized and supported by all sides. He hoped that the Japanese side can take concrete actions to constantly accumulate positive elements for the improvement and development of the bilateral relations.

Fumio Kishida expressed that the four-point principled agreement reached by both sides is very important for the improvement of the Japan-China relations, and the Japanese side stands ready to make efforts to implement it. Japan hopes to maintain the momentum of improvement of bilateral relations along with the Chinese side.

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