TOKYO, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechimet Sunday with his Japanese counterpart Katsuya Okada on further promotion of China-Japan relations on the sidelines of the 4th foreign ministers' meeting of the Forum for an East Asia-Latin America Cooperation ( FEALAC).
During the talks, Yang said that leaders of both nations have met on several occasions and reached a series of consensus over further deepening bilateral strategic and mutually beneficial relations since the Democratic Party of Japan came to power.
China is ready to work with Japan, in the spirit of the consensus, take favorable opportunities to make fresh headway in advancing the strategic and mutually beneficial relations, said Yang.
The Chinese foreign minister said the two sides need to keep high-level exchanges, conduct dialogue and facilitate coordination in fiscal, financial and macroeconomic policies, and promote cooperation in green economy as well as on major international issues such as the financial crisis and climate change.
Okada, for his part, said that the Japanese government is willing to keep high-level exchanges with China, boost Japan-Chinahigh-level economic dialogue and cooperation, and facilitate communication and coordination on such issues as climate change.
Also on Sunday, Yang held talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan, saying China-South Korea relations continue to maintain favorable momentum.
Yang said that in the new year China will work with South Koreain a joint effort to make fresh progress in the development of bilateral ties.
Yu said that South Korea attaches great importance to its relations with China, and is willing to keep high-level exchanges and promote cooperation in various areas.
The Chinese foreign minister arrived Friday to attend the 4th FEALAC foreign ministers' meeting starting Saturday.
The two-day meeting discussed such issues as environment and sustainable development, economic and financial crisis, and social inclusion such as reducing disparities and issued a joint document "Tokyo Declaration" at the end of the meeting.
Initiated in 1999, the forum is an international framework consisting of 34 countries including 16 countries in Asia and 18 in Latin America, with the purpose of strengthening cooperative relations in a wide variety of areas between Asia and Latin America.