China, Japan to hold talks on maritime affairs from May 10-11

Last Updated: Sun, May 12, 2019 23:30 hrs

[China], May 8 (ANI): China and Japan will hold their 11th round of high-level talks on maritime affairs in Japan's Otaru city on May 10 and 11.

Making the announcement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that officials from foreign ministries, defence ministries, maritime law enforcement and management departments of the two counties will participate in the negotiations.

"China expects to fully exchange views with Japan on maritime issues of common concern to strengthen mutual understanding and trust with Japan," Xinhua News Agency quoted Geng, as saying.

The China-Japan high-level consultations on maritime affairs were established in 2012. It aims at strengthening maritime cooperation and to resolve marine issues between the two nations.

The last round of talks was held in China's Wuzhen city in December last year. (ANI)