The following is the gist of the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:
Li: There is no denying that certain sensitive factors exist (between China and Japan). Both sides should make efforts to reinforce the momentum for improvement of relations. We would also like to compromise. We are also watching the positive actions being taken by Prime Minister Abe and the Japanese side to maintain the momentum of improvement of ties.
Abe: I would like to make vigorous efforts for the development of a mutually beneficial strategic relationship and for the improvement of bilateral ties. There are moves on both sides to further improve relations. We would also like to exert efforts to make this a stable and steady trend.
Abe, Li agreed to engage in discussions on how the two countries can contribute to stability and prosperity in the region and the world through various means, including the Belt and Road Initiative.
Abe, Li agreed that their common goal is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The two countries will continue to cooperate more closely, including in the full implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions.