Xi: China-Japan ties 'have returned to the right track'
Both China and Japan have pledged to strengthen bilateral ties amid continuous efforts made by the two nations. “Bilateral relations have returned to the right track and gained positive momentum,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said, adding that this is something the two sides should cherish.
Xi made the remarks on Friday in Beijing during his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is the first Japanese leader to visit China in seven years.
Leaders from the two sides have witnessed a wide range of agreements, including a 30 billion US dollar worth of currency swap pact, the establishment of a maritime and air liaison mechanism, and enhancing people-to-people exchanges.
"The long-term continuing development of Sino-Japan relationship corresponds to the basic interests of people from both China and Japan," President Xi said, "That is also the expectation of the international community."