Japanese defense and security consultations were held in 09 Chinese warships to visit Japan
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force “ripple” destroyer has arrived in China Zhanjiang Port, which is the first visit to Japan Self-Defense Force ships.
BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) China and Japan issued a joint 20, the defense department press release, held in Tokyo in 2009 agreed to the defense and security consultations, Defense Minister Liang, Chinese naval ships will visit Japan this year.
communique said, according to August 2007, Chinese Defense Minister met with Japan’s defense minister and mid-May 2008 meeting on the consensus reached by leaders of both countries should be invited by Defense Minister Liang, Japanese Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu 2009 March 20 to 21 visit. March 20, Defense Minister Hamada met with China’s National People’s Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo held talks with Defense Minister Liang.
statement said the talks the two sides on the major exchanges in the future to reach a consensus: continue to carry out high-level visits. Yasukazu Hamada as a return visit, Defense Minister Liang to visit Japan in 2009;
in 2007 and in 2008 the first ships on the basis of mutual visits, exchange of visits between the two sides will continue to ship China’s naval vessels will visit Japan this year;
defense security consultation in Japan, based on strengthening communication between policy sectors, the international peacekeeping, to withstand natural disasters, such as anti-piracy common issue between the two countries exchange of views, especially in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia waters of anti-piracy operations, to promote the exchange of intelligence information and other cooperation;
two sides will strengthen working-level consultation to promote the implementation of the annual defense exchange programs. The two sides will conduct joint staff, including Japan (Japan Ministry of staff supervision, said integration), including the military services to explore the dialogue between the staff.
communique said the two sides spoke highly of the 2007 mid-August after the talks on the defense sector leaders to communicate the progress of the defense, and agreed, in the future will follow in May 2008 when President Hu Jintao’s visit to Japan published “China-Japan strategic and mutually beneficial relationship forward on a comprehensive joint statement” and “Chinese and Japanese governments to strengthen exchanges and cooperation on a joint press statement” continue on their country’s defense policy, foreign policy and conduct of international and regional security situation dialogue, strengthen communication and exchanges, enhance mutual understanding and trust, and promote Sino-Japanese friendship.