The foreign Ministers of China and Japan called for the protection of the principles of the WTO

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The foreign Ministers of China and Japan, Wang and Taro Kono during held on Sunday in Tokyo the meeting spoke in defense of economic globalization and free trade, said in a statement the foreign Ministry of the PRC.

«We need to work together to promote the regional integration process, to promote tripartite cooperation between China, Japan and South Korea to give a new impetus to economic cooperation in East Asia. It is necessary to protect the economic globalization and the international system of free trade, joint efforts to build a community of common destiny,» said Wang, whose words are given on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.

Kono, according to the Chinese foreign Ministry, expressed the readiness of the Japanese side to protect the principles of free trade.

«Japan is ready to defend the international free trade system with the WTO principles as its foundations, to support the trend of growth in the world economy and to promote regional economic cooperation,» said Kono.

The statement of the two Ministers was made on the background of the trade conflict between China and the United States due to the imposition by Washington of import duties, which Beijing has called a protectionist and a violation of WTO principles.

Van And April 15 arrived on an official visit to Japan. The visit of the foreign Minister of China will last for three days until April 17. On Monday, he will participate in the «Sino-Japanese economic dialogue» held in Tokyo after an eight-year hiatus.

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