China FM in Japan to Discuss Virus

Wednesday 1442/4/10 - 2020/11/25
  • Share on Google+

Tokyo, Nov 25, 2020, SPA -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies, AP reported.
Wang and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi were expected to discuss resuming business trips between the world's No. 2 and No. 3 economies through a business track's‌ program that would allow visitors to engage in limited business activity during 14-day quarantine periods.
Japan recently launched such arrangements with a few less-infected Asian countries.
Wang's visit comes as Japan is grappling with a resurgence of coronavirus infections and the government struggles to balance disease prevention and the economy.
Chinese visitors topped the number of tourists in Japan before the pandemic.
Wang is to meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday, the first meeting with a Japanese leader by a top Chinese official since the February visit of Chinese foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi.
Japan and China say they are not currently considering rescheduling Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Japan, postponed from the spring due to the pandemic.
--SPA
20:07 LOCAL TIME 17:07 GMT
0022