일본과 중국은 동중국해의 천연 자원을 둘러싼 양국의 갈등을 해결하기 위해 1일 베이징에서 회담을 가졌으나 아무런 진전도 거두지 못했습니다.
고무라 마사히코 일본 외상과 양지에치 중국 외교부장은, 올해가 가기전에 성사될 수도 있는 후쿠다 야스오 일본 총리의 중국 방문전에 이 문제가 해결될 수 있도록 계속 노력해 나갈 것이라고 말했습니다. 양국은 앞서 11번의 회담을 가졌지만 역시 이견을 좁히지 못했었습니다.
Japan and China were not able to make progress during talks in Beijing today (Saturday) toward resolving their dispute over natural resources in the East China Sea.
Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi say they will keep working to resolve the issue before a planned visit to China by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda which could come before the end of the year.
Eleven previous rounds of talks between the two countries have failed to resolve their differences.
The long-standing territorial dispute involving gas fields in the East China Sea has strained diplomatic ties between the two countries for years.
The two foreign ministers met before joining a high-level economic forum on regional and economic issues with other ministers from the two countries.
Japanese and Chinese officials at the meeting signed agreements on mutual cooperation in criminal investigations and Japanese loans to fund environmental projects in China.