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Premier Wen meets with Japanese FM in Beijing

08-29-2010 14:37 BJT

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Premier Wen Jiabao has met with Japan's Foreign Minster Katsuya Okada, on the sidelines of third round of China-Japan high-level economic dialogue in Beijing.

During their meeting on Sunday, Wen Jiabao said that bilateral trade was showing positive growth signs after the two sides withstood the worst of the global financial crisis. Wen notes that China and Japan are now expected to make a greener economy, environmental protection and energy saving a priority in their economic cooperation. He points out that the two countries need to seize the current opportunity to deepen mutual trust, so as to open a new page for economic cooperation.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada in Beijing, Aug. 29, 2010.(Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister
Katsuya Okada in Beijing, Aug. 29, 2010.(Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

For his part, Okada spoke highly of Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Japan in May, saying the trip has had a positive impact on pushing forward bilateral ties.

He says strengthening dialogue and cooperation with China is conducive to the development and prosperity of the two countries, Asia and the world. He says Japan is willing to work together with China to push bilateral trade and the strategic, mutually-beneficial relations to a new height.

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