Wishing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a speedy recovery, Chinese Foreign Ministry on August 29, vowed to work with Japan to promote and boost the sustainable improvement and development of China-Japan relations, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian.
The ties between the two nations have witnessed several ups and downs during Abe’s two terms. Abe, days after taking over as Japan’s Prime Minister at the age of 52, chose China as the destination of his first overseas trip in October 2006 and became the first Japanese leader to visit Beijing since 2001.
This comes a day after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation citing his ill health. On August 29, Japanese leader said that he would step down bringing an end to his record eight-year tenure.