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Abe meets senior Chinese official in preparation for Xi’s planned visit to Japan

  • May 18, 2019
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Saturday morning’s Yomiuri, Nikkei, and Sankei wrote that Prime Minister Abe held talks with Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee, at the Kantei on Friday. The two officials discussed preparations for a planned visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping to participate in the G20 summit in Osaka in June. The premier reportedly told the Chinese official that he is hoping to utilize Xi’s visit to Japan as an opportunity to further develop the bilateral ties between Japan and China and create a new era for the two nations. Yang reportedly said in reply that he is confident that the ties between the two nations will develop in a healthy and stable manner with the guidance of the two leaders, who share important values.

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