Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart at a meeting in Tokyo: "With both of us standing on a new starting point, I hope we will promote the further development of both nations by opening a new future of bilateral cooperation."
Relations between the pair are entering an "important phase of improvement and growth," Wang added, on a rare visit by a top Chinese official to Japan.
China demonstrated its significant influence over its reclusive ally when Xi hosted the North's leader Kim Jong-un and his wife in Beijing last month. With Moon and Trump also preparing to meet Kim, reported efforts by Japan to reach out to Pyongyang have gone ignored.
But they noted the global economy has dramatically changed during the eight years the bilateral dialogue has stalled.
"We must have fresh perspectives and think about ways of cooperation and coordination," said Kono.
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