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Li Keqiang Meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

On November 4, 2019 local time, Premier Li Keqiang met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in Bangkok.

Li Keqiang expressed, Japan and China, as two neighboring countries, are both major economies in the world. As the two countries show the willingness to uphold multilateralism and free trade against the backdrop of increasing downward pressure of the world economy, we should abide by the four political documents between China and Japan, respect each other's core interests and major concerns, focus on common interests, properly handle the sensitive issues, and enhance mutual trust so as to forge a healthier, more stable and sustainable China-Japan relationship. It will not only bring benefits to the two countries and the two peoples, but also inject new impetus into the steady growth of the global economy.

Li Keqiang pointed out, China and Japan should give full play to respective strengths to deepen practical cooperation and share development opportunities. This year marks the 20th anniversary of cooperation among the China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), and China expects to take the opportunity of holding the 8th China-Japan-ROK Leaders' Meeting to enhance the trilateral cooperation, and jointly safeguard regional peace, stability, development and prosperity.

Shinzo Abe said, Japan and China have held a series of high-level meetings since last year, which has strongly promoted the positive development of bilateral relations in the new era. The Japanese side is willing to promote dialogue and communication with the Chinese side, deepen practical cooperation and intensify coordination in international and regional affairs. I am looking forward to attending the 8th China-Japan-ROK Leaders' Meeting in China to elevate the cooperation among three countries to a new stage.

Xiao Jie was present.

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