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Li Keqiang Meets with Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister

On November 26, 2011, Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met at the Great Hall of the People with Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Edano Yukio and his delegation on the sidelines of the sixth China-Japan forum on energy conservation and environmental protection.

Calling the two countries important nations in the region and the world, Li said to enhance China-Japan relations not only meets their interests but also benefits peaceful development and stability of the world, and in particular, the Asian-Pacific region. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao had several meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on international occasions in recent days, and reached important consensus on deepening bilateral strategic relations of mutual benefits, said the vice premier. He called on both sides to take the opportunity of the 40th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan relations, to strengthen dialogues, exchanges and cooperation at all levels and in various areas, enhance mutual trust, and facilitate long-term healthy growth of bilateral ties.

Li pointed out that China-Japan economic and trade cooperation is an important part of bilateral ties and the two economies are highly complementary to each other. There is a solid foundation and huge potential for both sides to further expand cooperation. Both sides should proceed from the trend of world economic transition and growth as well as realities of the two economies, strengthen exchanges and cooperation in green and low-carbon economy, recycling economy, energy resources and high technology, enrich connotations of cooperation, create new growth points of cooperation and promote the two countries' economic development for the benefit of both peoples.

Edano Yukio told Li Japan is ready to work with China to promote the development of bilateral relations and deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission of China Zhang Ping and other officials attended the meeting.

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