Japanese politicians applaud talks between Fukuda, Wen

2007-12-28 12:50:23 Xinhua English

TOKYO, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Japanese politicians from both the ruling coalition and the opposition bloc applauded on Friday the talks between visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

The two premiers' consensus on seeking common interests in broad fields including environment and economy showed their common understanding that the two countries' such cooperation will be in the interests of the world and the human being, said Bummei Ibuki, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

The two leaders' reaffirmation on further developing the mutual beneficial relationship based on common strategic interests will become an important basis for pushing forward the development of bilateral ties, said Kazuo Kitagawa, secretary general of the LDP's minor coalition partner the New Komeito Party.

Yukio Hatoyama, secretary general of the major opposition Democratic Party of Japan, said the signal of strengthening the future-oriented Japan-China friendship is delightful.