Abe, Xi vow to boost regular, close communication

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday accepted an invitation from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Japan as a state guest next spring.

This signals a thaw in relations between China and Japan. According to the Kyodo news agency, at a meeting with Mr. Abe prior to the G20 summit in Osaka, Mr. Xi called it a good idea for him to visit Japan next spring and promised a new era for ChinaJapan relations.

Earlier, Mr. Abe asked Mr. Xi to visit Japan as a state guest during next year's cherry blossom season to raise the bilateral relationship to a higher level.

Source: VOV5