BEIJING: The ninth meeting of foreign ministers of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) was held in Beijing, where the state and foreign ministers of the three countries expressed willingness to promote cooperation.
The meeting was chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and attended by ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.
Wang said the 20-year history of China-Japan-ROK cooperation tells people that only by continuously enhancing mutual trust can cooperation develop in a stable and long-term manner, only by deepening the integration of interests can cooperation have a strong driving force, and only by properly handling differences can the overall situation of cooperation be ensured.
Wang said the three countries should well maintain bilateral relations, respect each other’s core interests and major concerns, and properly handle problems.
He called on the three sides to strengthen cooperation in the fields of science and technology, big data, artificial intelligence and 5G, expressing hope that the ROK and Japan provide a fair, non-discriminatory and predictable business environment for enterprises from all over the world.