Mutual trust is key to improving China-Japan ties, says President Xi

ANI | Updated: Nov 12, 2017 01:41 IST

Da Nang [Vietnam], November 12 (ANI): Underscoring the need of having a stable development of China-Japan bilateral relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping has stated that in order "to improve China-Japan ties, the key is mutual trust."

President Xi Jinping met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang.

President Xi Jinping also urged Japan to take more "practical actions" to improve ties with China and properly manage differences between the two countries in a "constructive way," reported China's state-run news agency Xinhua.

He urged the Japanese side to adopt more specific policies to reflect the strategic consensus reached by the two countries.

A constructive way should be used to manage and control the differences between the two countries, President Xi said.

According to the reports, the two countries also agreed to deepen their cooperation on North Korea.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between two major economies of Asia and world.

Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, the report said. (ANI)