first_img“We have recently seen the Japanese side repeatedly”We have recently seen the Japanese side repeatedly expressing its hope of improving the bilateral relationship. You have also shown your willingness to take the first step. If you come with sincerity, we welcome you,” Wang said.”We hope that your visit will play a positive role in actual improvement of China-Japan ties,” he added.As part of steps to increase interaction among the citizens of the two countries, Kishida told Wang that Japan will further relax multiple entry visa rules for Chinese visitors.Kishidas trip marks the first visit of a Japanese foreign minister to China in about 4 years at a time when the two countries are weighing up when and how to realise more frequent high-level political meetings.In addition to bilateral issues, the two ministers held frank discussions on North Korea, the South China Sea and Taiwan during their meeting, which lasted for over four hours, the Kyodo report said.Since taking office in late 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has held talks only twice with Chinese President Xi Jinping, both times on the sidelines of regional meetings.The last time was in April of last year.Again this year, both governments are finding it difficult to set the stage for an official visit of either side just for a bilateral meeting. PTI KJV NSAlast_img