According to the news of Japanese state television NHK, senior officials of Japan and China held security dialogue negotiations for the first time in the last 4 years. At the meeting held in the capital Tokyo, officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense of the two countries came together. At the meeting, Yamada Shigeo, Senior Deputy Minister of Foreign Ministry of Japan, said that the relations between the two countries face problems.
Pointing to the bilateral problems in the East China Sea, Yamada pointed out that China has increased its military activities around Japan. Emphasizing the importance of dialogue in bilateral relations, Yamada stated that the leaders of the two countries have a common understanding for constructive and stable relations.
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Sun Veydong noted that the leaders of the two countries agreed that they should not pose a threat to each other. Referring to the security strategies recently updated by the Tokyo government, Sun stated that his country is concerned about Japan's negative moves on Taiwan.