Japanese PM willing to bring ties with China to a new stage

2007-12-25 23:26:53 CCTV


Ahead of his visit to China, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has expressed his wish to further promote relations with China, bringing ties to a new stage. The Prime Minister made the remark during an interview with CCTV and other Chinese media at his office in Tokyo.

The Japanese Prime Minister says he expects to discuss various issues with Chinese leaders, including the East China Sea issue, climate change and the Korean Peninsula situation.

Fukuda said he is pleased to visit China during the memorable year marking the 35th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral diplomatic ties. He also says he expects to further promote the development trend of Japan-China ties. And that he hopes bilateral ties can develop even faster and enter a new stage, next year.

Fukuda says he also plans to discuss the building of strategic and mutually beneficial relations with Chinese leaders. And also to carry out consultations on how to best make contributions to the two countries and the region through Japan-China cooperation.