ves the interests of the two and the region, experts sai

d, as Beijing and Tokyo resumed strategic talks after a seven-year hiatus. 上海千花坊

On Saturday, a strategic dialogue between

Le Yucheng, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and his Japanese

 上海千花坊女神会所counterpart, Takeo Akiba, was held at the Karuizawa mountain resort in Japan’s Nagano prefecture.

They had what was described as candid exchanges about bilateral and regional issues and said they would push

forward the consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinz 上海千花坊

o Abe at the Group of 20 Summit in Osaka in June, a Foreign Ministry statement issued after the dialogue said.

“Both China and Japan advocated building a relationship that meets the requirements of the new era,” it said.

 上海千花坊女神会所The resumption of the China-Japan strategic dialogue is a key sign that Beijing a

nd Tokyo have pushed forward their bilateral relations on the right track and forged closer ties, said Lu Hao, a rese

archer at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies.

Official exchanges and communication mechanisms, includ 上海千花坊

ing the strategic dialogue, were suspended after the two countries becam

e mired in a dispute over China’s uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.

 上海千花坊女神会所Lu said the strategic dialogue mechanism plays a vital role for the two neighbors, especially as they are both fa

cing unprecedented conditions and a rapidly changing global environment.

“The dialogue not only focuses on improving bilateral ties but also touches on

some of the important regional and international issues of common interest,” Lu said, 上海千花坊女神会所

adding that boosting mutual understanding and cooperation between China and Japan, the w

orld’s second-and third-largest economies, helps promote regional stability and prosperity. 上海千花坊

On Friday, while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Le, the

 上海千花坊女神会所vice-minister, said China and Japan should keep up the positive momentum broug

ht by the improved ties and enhance short-term goals while strengthening long-term ones.

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