Representatives attend the opening ceremony of the seventh meeting of China-Japan ruling party exchanges mechanism in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, on Dec 25, 2017. [Photo/en.xmfo.gov.cn]
Senior members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Japan's ruling coalition, formed by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner, Komeito Yoshihisa Inoue, met in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province from Dec 25 to 26 to convene the seventh meeting of China-Japan ruling party exchanges mechanism.
The representatives discussed topics including politics, the economy and people-to-people exchanges.
Song Tao, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee attended the meeting and made a speech under the theme of "adhering to peaceful and friendly cooperation for the benefits of both Chinese and Japanese people".
Song noted that ruling parties of the two countries should implement the consensus reached by the two leaders, cement mutual political trust, properly handle the differences, enhance cooperation and reinforce people-to-people exchanges, in order to improve bilateral relationship and promote development ties.
Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Komeito Yoshihisa Inoue, and Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, agreed that the meeting was of great significance in advancing mutual political trust and helping improve bilateral ties.
The Japanese representatives said that they are ready to work with the Chinese side to strengthen cooperation and exchanges, so as to accumulate favorable conditions for the improvement of bilateral relationship.
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