Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on a regular press conference on Tuesday that China hopes Japan will take a more active role in co-building the Belt and Road.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan is ready to conduct third-party cooperation with China if the Belt and Road can meet the conditions such as openness and transparency.
In responding to this, Geng said the Chinese and Japanese leaders have reached important consensus on conducting third-party cooperation under the Belt and Road framework.
During Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit last year, the first China-Japan Third-Party Market Cooperation Forum was held by the two sides where a series of concrete cooperation documents were inked, he added.
Geng said that jointly building the Belt and Road has offered a new platform for China and Japan to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation.
He also stressed that China stands ready to work with all countries to ensure a high-quality and high-level implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative and deliver more benefits to people of all countries.