Wang Jiarui, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met in Beijing on Thursday with Hiromu Nonaka, former secretary-general of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party, and Tetsuma Esaki, deputy secretary-general of the LDP.
Wang, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, expressed appreciation for Hiromu Nonaka's efforts to promote Sino-Japanese friendship.
He said Chinese President Hu Jintao made important remarks on furthering relations with Japan when he met with a delegation from the two Japanese ruling parties headed by the LDP Secretary-General Ibuki Bunmei and Secretary-General of the Komei Party Kitagawa Kazuo on Wednesday.
China hoped to enhance cooperation with Japan to realize the agreement of the two sides and push forward bilateral relationship, Wang said.
Hiromu Nonaka said the Tibet issue was China's internal affairs, and Japan is opposed to any attempts to boycott the Beijing Olympic Games by making use of the Tibet issue.