China, Japan to maintain dialogue on assistance to third nations 2007-12-03 13:44:09   Print

    BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- China and Japan pledged to continue dialogues on the assistance to third nations, according to the press communique of the first China-Japan high-level economic dialogue issued on Monday.

    The two sides affirmed the importance of the development of Africa. Japan invited China to attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICADIV) next year, and China would seriously consider the invitation, according to the communique.

    Both sides also agreed to push the Doha round negotiation to reach agreement at an early date, and enhance cooperation in East Asia regional economic integration, including the East Asian Free Trade Agreement (EAFTA), Comprehensive Economic Partnership in East Asia (CEPEA), and Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, the communique said.

    The two sides expressed their willingness to strengthen multilateralization of the Chiang-Mai Initiative and to foster the Asian Bond Markets, it said.

    Both sides assured to crack down on illegal activities involving abuse of international financial and trade systems via money laundering, terrorist fund and smuggling of goods harmful to the society, the communique said.

    The first China-Japan high-level economic dialogue was held here on Saturday. The mechanism was jointly launched by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe during Wen's Japan trip in April.

Editor: Sun Yunlong
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