Video call between Wei Fenghe and Japanese defense minister

On the afternoon of December 1412, Wei Fenghe, State Councilor and defense minister, made a video call with Yasukuni kishio, defense minister of Japan. Wei Fenghe said that the leaders of the two countries have reached an important consensus on building Sino Japanese relations that meet the requirements of the new era. The defense departments of the two sides should maintain high-level exchanges and pragmatic cooperation, speed up the construction of air sea liaison mechanism, and actively build a constructive bilateral security relationship. On the issue of the East China Sea and the Diaoyu Islands, China is determined to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. The two sides should focus on the overall situation, strengthen consultation and properly settle their differences.