Today: Tuesday, 23 April 2024 year

Japan and China have expressed their security concerns to each other.

Japan and China have expressed their security concerns to each other.

Japan and China, during the Japan-China Security Dialogue at the level of Deputy Foreign Ministers that opened in Tokyo, expressed their security concerns to each other.

Thus, Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan Shigeo Yamada conveyed to the Chinese side concern over the intensification of China’s military activities in the East China Sea, in the area of ​​the Senkaku Islands (the Chinese name is Diaoyu), which China claims, in connection with the interaction of China with Russia in the military sphere. , as well as about the reconnaissance balloons that appeared in the sky over Japan.

“Japan and China are facing many problems and unresolved issues, especially in the field of security,” said the Japanese Deputy Minister.

For his part, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong noted that his country is concerned about the three key security documents adopted by Japan in December last year.

“It raises serious concerns that (Japan) is colluding with forces outside the region, expressing negative trends on the Taiwan issue,” Sun Weidong said at the meeting.

The previous Security Dialogue meeting took place four years ago in February 2019. The format has existed since 1993.

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi announced the resumption of dialogue in Munich following a meeting with Wang Yi, head of the foreign affairs commission of the CPC Central Committee, last week. During the meeting, the parties welcomed the holding of the Japan-China Security Dialogue, negotiations between the diplomatic departments, negotiations on the Japan-China economic partnership, and agreed to continue contacts at various levels, including heads of state and foreign ministers.