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Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary

May 8, 2018 (AM)

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Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary (Excerpt)

[Provisional Translation]

Opening Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga
(There was a statement on the overview of the Cabinet meeting.)
REPORTER: I would like to ask a question regarding the Japan-China-Republic of Korea (ROK) Trilateral Summit Meeting. A Premier of the State Council of China will visit Japan for the first time in eight years. What does the Government hope to discuss at the Japan-China Summit Meeting, and what does the Government expect from the meeting?
CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY SUGA: First of all, Premier Li Keqiang will make the first official visit to Japan by a Chinese Premier in eight years, and a Japan-China Summit Meeting is scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon. At the summit meeting, it is expected that there would be discussions on the future cooperation between Japan and China in a wide range of areas and the issues facing the region and the international community including the North Korean issues. At this point in time, since it is immediately before the meeting, I would like to refrain from making comments on details based on conjecture. In any event, we hope to have a fruitful meeting.
REPORTER: Mr. Chief Cabinet Secretary, I have a slightly related question regarding the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. How does the Government intend to proceed with the discussions with China regarding the “One Belt, One Road” initiative?
CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY SUGA: As I have stated repeatedly, with regard to the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, we look forward to this initiative making contributions to the peace and prosperity of the region and the world by adequately incorporating the thinking held in common by the international community regarding the openness, transparency, economic efficiency, financial soundness, and other such aspects of the infrastructure. It remains unchanged that the Government wishes to cooperate from this viewpoint.

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