• Kyodo News


Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi agreed Friday to develop bilateral diplomatic ties in a “spirit of fraternity,” in line with the Hatoyama’s political philosophy.

Expressing hope that the top leaders of the two nations continue their mutual visits, Hatoyama said he wants to go to China next year for the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, which opens in May.

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