President Li Xiaolin Meets with Governor KAWAKATSU HEITA
President Li Xiaolin met in Beijing with Mr. KAWAKATSU HEITA, Governor of SHIZUOKA PROVINCE, Japan, on October 20th.
President Li welcomed the delegation led by Governor KAWAKATSU HEITA to visit China and admired him for concerning about China and Japan relations for a long time and always attaching importance to develop friendly exchanges and cooperation with China. President Li said that China and Japan are close neighbors. Cooperation will benefit both, while conflict will only cause losses. The current bilateral relations are in the crucial period of being improved and developed. Therefore, in the fundamental interests of the two peoples and two countries, both sides should rebuild mutual respect and belief of the two peoples. Thus it can propel bilateral relations back on the track of normal development. The two countries have a huge cooperative potential in the fields of tourism, sightseeing, energy saving, environmental protection and etc. In particular, the basis of the exchange and cooperation between the local governments and people of the two countries is solid. Next year will be the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations of China and Japan. CPAFFC will plan to hold a series of commemorations and hope to constantly shorten the distance between the hearts of the two peoples and make efforts on improving the bilateral relations through developing exchanges in more fields such as cultural, sports, youth and etc..
Governor KAWAKATSU HEITA thanked President Li for taking her time to meet him and expressed appreciation for the great support and assistance given by CPAFFC for developing exchanges and cooperation with SHIZUOKA PROVINCE. Governor KAWAKATSU HEITA said that, SHIZUOKA PROVINCE pays high attention to the relations developed with China, keeps a good relationship with counterpart cities, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai, and further develops pragmatic exchanges and cooperation, which are never interrupted even if in the difficult time of the Sino-Japanese relations. Governor KAWAKATSU HEITA is willing to further strengthen the exchanges in various fields between SHIZUOKA PROVINCE and China in the future and welcomes more Chinese tourists to visit SHIZUOKA PROVINCE.