Japan-China Relations

April 2, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi shakes hand with State Council Premier Li Qiang
(Photo) Foreign Minister Hayashi Pays a Courtesy Call on State Council Premier Li Qiang

From 16:00 pm on April 2 local time Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, during his visit to Beijing in the People’s Republic of China, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Li Qiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, for approximately 40 minutes. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Minister Hayashi stated that although there are many concerns and challenges in Japan-China relations, he hoped for close communication to be carried out at all levels towards building a “constructive and stable relationship,” which is a shared recognition between the leaders of Japan and China. Premier Li welcomed Minister Hayashi’s visit to China and made remarks on the importance of Japan-China economic relations based on his own experience.
  2. In addition, Minister Hayashi stated that it is important that both governments support the economic and people-to-people exchanges, and pointed out that it is extremely important for the Chinese government to ensure an environment in which Japanese nationals and Japanese companies can conduct activities with a sense of security in China.
  3. Both sides concurred on the importance of continuing close communication at all levels, including at the high level.

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