Premier Li Keqiang, President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has settle the Trilateral Cooperation Vision for the Next Decade and the Trilateral + X Cooperation Early Harvest Projects during the leaders meeting in Chengdu - Photo by Premier Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Premier Li Keqiang, President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to settle a close communication and cooperation for the denuclearization of and a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, said the premier office on Dec. 24. The leaders met at the 8th China – Japan – Republic of Korea (ROK) leaders’ meeting in Chengdu, Southwest China

The three sides also set the Trilateral Cooperation Vision for the Next Decade and the Trilateral + X Cooperation Early Harvest Projects.

Premier Li said during the past 20 years, the third parties cooperation has been constantly breaking new grounds. Being significant allies, the three sides are highly complementary in economy and convergent in industry. The three countries insisted on reaching win-win goals via cooperation and solving discords via dialogues, the premier noted.

President Xi Jinping put forward a conception of building an open, cooperative, innovative, and shared global economy during the second China International Import Expo, he said, adding that trilateral cooperation is faced with greater challenges ahead, with broad prospects coming forth.

He made the following proposals concerning deepening cooperation among the three countries. First, to strengthen the foundation of mutual trust and sustain the overall cooperative situation. He adds, the countries should resort to dialogue and consultation to fix disagreements, seeking favorable conditions to deepen win-win co-operations.

Second, enhance top-level design and specify cooperation directions. Strategically, it is necessary to contemplate on development directions and key fields, aiming at long-term cooperation and partnership, said Li.

Third, to accelerate free trade negotiations so as to further integrate regional economy. China, Japan and ROK, all supportive roles for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, should actively push forward its signing in 2020. Higher standards in free trade zones, trade, and investment liberalization and facilitation are sought.

Fourth, to promote innovation cooperation and foster new sources of economic growth. He revealed, since China, Japan and ROK are all innovation powerhouses who are able to complement each other with advantages, their innovation capability should be further enhanced while sharing innovative achievements with each other.

Fifth, to keep closer people-to-people exchanges to consolidate friendship. Cooperation in sports and Olympic Games and exchanges among the young people should be enhanced among the three countries.

Sixth, to cooperate in environmental protection to promote sustainable development. China, Japan and ROK should strengthen their policy exchanges and pragmatic cooperation in fields such as public health, aging and climate change to increase the peoples’ sense of gain and happiness.

The three countries should stick together more tightly to more cooperation, since the international landscape is undergoing profound and complicated changes, premier Li stated. In addition the countries should carry forward the spirit of solidarity and resolutely support multilateralism and free trade, so as to face the challenges together and make contributions to the regional and even the whole world’ prosperity and stability.

He commented, “First, we should jointly maintain regional peace and stability. The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of a peace mechanism are conducive to the common interest of the three countries.”

As a result, Li said, the third parties should continue promoting the talks to make new achievements and properly addressing all parties’ reasonable concerns, so as to resolve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue with political resolutions and maintain regional prolonged stability.

Second, he continued, the three should jointly practice the new security concept. Third, they should jointly stick to openness and inclusiveness. And fourth, we should jointly guide the regional cooperation.

The three countries should enhance their coordination in regional cooperation and make it focus more on East Asia and development. Also, the three countries should maintain and upgrade the structure of the current regional cooperation in East Asia to make it more in line with requirements of countries concerned.

He added that ROK is willing to work with all parties to promote denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and maintain peace and stability of the region.

While, Abe said at this new starting point, the three should draw on past experiences, make blueprint for cooperation in the next decade, and build up relations that benefit all sides. Under current circumstances, the Japanese side is devoted to upholding free trade and multilateralism with China and ROK, and maintaining an equal and fair investment and business environment without discrimination, he stated.

by Linda Silaen, Email: linda.silaen@theinsiderstories.com