Chinese premier talks about Sino-Japan ties, Cheonan incident in interview with Japanese broadcaster (3)

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A JOURNEY OF CONFIDENCE AND HOPE

Wen described his visit to Japan as successful, saying it had deepened trust, enhanced cooperation and consolidated the foundation for friendship between the two countries.

"The visit is successful," he said.

Important agreements were reached at his talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, including re-establishing a hot line between the heads of the two governments, creating a maritime communication mechanism between the two defense departments and speeding up the establishment of a maritime rescue agreement, Wen said.

The two sides also discussed ways to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation, and identified the green economy, energy and environmental protection and e-commerce as priority areas for cooperation, he said.

The Chinese premier also called for promoting bilateral cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

During the interview, Wen also touched upon some domestic issues, including political reform and measures the government has taken in tackling the widening gap between the rich and the poor in China.

Source: Xinhua
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