Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said in Kuala Lumpur Thursday to promote the improvement and development of the China-Japan relations and push forward the bilateral exchange and cooperation in various fields is the common objective of China and Japan.
Li made the remarks when meeting with Japanese foreign Minister Taro Aso as a sideline of his participation of ASEAN's Post Ministerial Conference.
Li said under the current international and regional situation, the importance of the China-Japan relations has exceeded the spectrum of bilateral relations, and the two countries are facing many common challenges and problems in safeguarding regional peace, stability and development.
The Chinese minister said China hopes that the two countries will make unremitting joint efforts to break the political impasse in the China-Japan relations.
Aso said to push forward Japan-China friendly relationship in the spirit of three political documents is a mutual understanding of the two countries.
He said it is very important for the two countries to strengthen exchange and cooperation in economy and trade, science and technology, culture, youth, political parties, congress and safety. Meanwhile, both sides should enlarge common interests in areas of environment protection, energy and Northeast Asia cooperation.
The Japanese minister said Japan will strictly adhere to its commitment about the Taiwan issue in the Japan-China communique and does not support "Taiwan independence".
Li arrived here Tuesday to attend the Ministerial Meeting between ASEAN, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, ASEAN Post Ministerial conference and 13th ASEAN Regional Forum on July 26-28.