Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met in Beijing Tuesday with a Japanese ruling alliance delegation.
The delegation is co-headed by Hidenao Nakagawa, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party Policy Research Council, and Yoshihisa Inoue, chairman of the Komei Party Policy Research Council.
The officials of the ruling parties of both China and Japan all agreed that in-depth, frank and extensive exchange of views in accordance with principles of the three documents signed by the two countries is conducive to increasing mutual understanding and trust.
Wang expressed the hope that the statesmen of Japanese ruling parties could play a positive role in helping the Japanese government and leaders make correct political decisions as early as possible so as to resolve the history issue.
The Japanese delegation came here to attend the first meeting under the China-Japan Ruling Parties Exchange Mechanism from February 21 to 22.
(Xinhua News Agency February 22, 2006)