Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao speaks to Japan's Diet about future generations

12 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao speaks to Diet about Japan's future generations</h1><p>April 12 EIRNS-- Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, speaking to the Japanese Diet today, called for two sides to "strengthen exchanges with an eye on the future." He said that the "Chinese side is willing to work with Japan to formulate and implement a large-scale exchange program between young Chinese and Japanese." Wen also recalled the student days of the late Prime Minister Zhou Enlai in Japan. Zhou was the architect of the international policy of the Peoples Republic.</p><p>Wen said that while the two countries have different views on certain interests, "their common interests outweigh the divergence of views," and that a long-term, strategic perspective must be the basis to resolve issues.</p><p>China and Japan have "two highly complementary economies," he said, giving them great potential for economic cooperation, and they are "increasingly dependent on each other's economy." They must also closely consult with each other, "to safeguard peace and stability in Northeast Asia, to promote a regional cooperative process and invigorate Asia," Wen said.</p></div></body>