MOFA: China-Japan ties at crucial stage for improvement
Updated 16:33, 12-Aug-2023

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday said China-Japan ties are at a crucial stage for improvement and growth, as Saturday marks the 45th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral treaty of peace and friendship.

A ministry spokesperson said in a statement that the treaty codified the commitment of China and Japan to peace, friendship and cooperation and established the ever-lasting principles and direction for bilateral interaction that continue to be as relevant as ever today.

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In the past 45 years, China-Japan relations have come a long way, bringing tangible benefits to the two peoples and contributing to the prosperity and stability of the region and beyond, the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson said the Chinese Foreign Ministry hopes Japan will work with China to take the occasion as an opportunity to revisit the spirit of the treaty, recommit to the consensus in the treaty, uphold the political foundation, enhance mutually beneficial cooperation, remove distractions and barriers, and jointly build a China-Japan relationship that can meet the requirements of the new era.

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