Chinese FM reaffirms China's position on Diaoyu Islands

08:50, May 24, 2011      

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China reaffirmed its position on the Diaoyu Islands and the East China Sea issue during a foreign ministers' meeting in Japan on Sunday, said a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in Beijing Monday.

According to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his Japanese counterpart Takeaki Matsumoto held talks in Tokyo on Sunday.

During the meeting, Yang reiterated that China has indisputable sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands which have been an inherent part of China since ancient times, said Jiang in a press release.

He also reaffirmed China's relevant positions on the East China Sea issue, said Jiang,

Yang accompanied Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to attend the fourth trilateral summit of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in Tokyo.

Source: Xinhua
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