China, Japan to hold 15th round of strategic dialogue

Beijing: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba will hold the 15th round of China-Japan strategic dialogue on Jan. 14 in Xi’an, capital city of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, as agreed by both sides.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the announcement on Friday, saying the two sides will exchange views on bilateral ties and international and regional issues of common concern.

China-Japan strategic dialogue is an important channel for the foreign affairs departments of the two countries to maintain high-level strategic communication, China Economic Net reported.

“China hopes the two sides will further build consensus and strengthen political mutual trust through this dialogue, so as to create favorable conditions for the smooth implementation of bilateral major political agenda and better development of bilateral ties,” Geng said.