China Daily Tokyo, May 10th (Reporter Hu Yongqi) On the morning of May 10th, local time, Premier Li Keqiang met with Emperor Akihito in Tokyo.
Li Keqiang first conveyed President Xi Jinping’s sincere greetings to Emperor Akihito. Li Keqiang said that this year coincides with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the Sino-Japanese peace and friendship treaty. China hopes that through this visit, we will review the spirit of contracting and push China-Japan relations back to normal track and achieve new development.
Li Keqiang said that during my visit, I will meet with Prime Minister Abe, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the House of Representatives, various parties and people from all walks of life in Japan. He will also visit Hokkaido to promote local exchanges between the two countries, hoping to work together with Japan to promote the long-term healthy and stable Sino-Japanese relations. moving forward. The Chinese side is willing to strengthen personnel exchanges with the Japanese side, continuously consolidate the public opinion base of the relations between the two countries and increase the understanding and feelings between the two peoples.
Emperor Akihito said that he is very pleased that Premier Li Keqiang has paid an official visit to Japan in this important key year and hopes to further develop Japan-China relations through this visit. I have often recalled the scene of warm welcome from the Chinese people when I visited China more than 20 years ago. I am still very impressed. The visit made me deeply feel that the two countries share common people. We sincerely hope that through the exchanges between the two peoples, we can build a better future for our relations. I wish Prime Minister Li’s visit to Japan a complete success.