Beijing, 31 March 2023 (TDI): From 1st to 2nd April, Japanese Foreign Minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi has announced a visit to China to hold talks regarding their bilateral relations and exchange views on regional or international issues.
Last month, the State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Qin Gang invited Hayashi formally to pay a visit to China to strengthen ties between both sides. Later On, Hayashi scheduled today to pay a visit to China this weekend for two days.
Mao Ning, the Spokesperson for the Ministry, expressed the importance of the Japanese Foreign Minister’s visit.
She stated that China and Japan serve the interests of both sides for the stable development of their bilateral relations since both are very close neighbors.
Moreover, she added that the talks will mainly focus on the challenges faced by the two countries and dialogue to keep the right track of its ties with China.
Having that said, she further added that China is willing to work with Japan and conclude a consensus so that their relationship could be guided strategically.
As the current year marks the 45th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese Treaty of Peace and Friendship; therefore, it is a huge opportunity for both neighboring countries to deepen their partnership, strengthen communication and manage differences.
The dialogue would, indeed, help them build constructive and strong Sino-Japanese relations, fulfilling the requirements of a new era.
Last year in late December, Hayashi had planned a visit to China; however, the visit could not happen after then-US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. The visit ended up being postponed at the last minute.