Japan and China's foreign ministers pledge to pursue improved ties
Wang is the first Chinese foreign minister to visit Japan in a bilateral context in the nine years. With eye on US, China to revamp top tier of diplomats: sources“Through mutual visits between our two leaders we agreed to pursue wide-reaching cooperation and improved ties,” Kono said after Sunday’s meeting. Economic ties between Japan and China are close, led by corporate investment. The US-North Korea talks are aimed at ending a stand-off over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Wang, who spent eight years in Japan as a diplomat, including three as China’s ambassador, is scheduled to hold further talks with Kono and other Japanese Cabinet ministers on Monday.