Economic and trade cooperation
The visit has helped deepen economic and trade cooperation between China and Japan.
During the visit, President Hu stressed that China and Japan are one of the most important trading partners for each other and that the two economies are highly complementary to each other. He called for efforts to open new key areas of cooperation.
Hu laid stress on cooperation in energy saving and environmental protection and called for increased cooperation between enterprises of the two countries, in regional and global economic affairs in particular.
The visit has borne fruits in the fields of energy saving technology, sewage disposal and the development of a recycling economy in urban areas, with both sides witnessing the exchange of notes on seven cooperation agreements.
The two sides also agreed to push forward full cooperation in the fields of finance, information, trade, investment, small- and medium-sized enterprises and intellectual property rights protection.
Both sides vowed to continue dialogue at the ministerial level to explore ways of developing energy cooperation.
Strengthening personnel, cultural exchanges
Hu pointed out that broadening personnel and cultural exchanges is the most effective and reliable way of deepening mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, Yang said.
Delivering a speech at Waseda University, Hu said the future of the Sino-Japanese friendship rests on the youths of the two countries.
Consensus, cooperation in regional international affairs
President Hu noted that the two countries' coordination and cooperation are indispensable to the rejuvenation of Asia, Yang said.
Hu said both China and Japan should make contributions to Asia's revival, and work together to cope with global challenges and build a harmonious Asia and world, according to the Chinese foreign minister.
The two sides pledged joint efforts to maintain peace and stability in Northeast Asia and facilitate the process of six-party talks, Yang said.
The two sides agreed to strive to promote regional cooperation in East Asia and contribute to building a peaceful, prosperous, stable and open Asia, in line with the principles of openness, transparency and tolerance, he said.
The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of climate change and environmental protection.
The two sides decided to cooperate in coping with climate change after 2012 within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as in line with the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities" and the Bali Roadmap, he said.
(Xinhua News Agency May 11, 2008)