December 21, 2001

Statement on Outcome of China-Japan Minister Level Talks

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) heartily welcomes the resolution of the trade issues pending between the People's Republic of China and Japan at today's cabinet minister level discussions between the two countries.

On this occasion, we wish to express our profound gratitude to Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Takeo Hiranuma, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tsutomu Takebe and all other government officials who were involved in these talks, for their outstanding energy and devotion.

On behalf of the Japanese motor industry, JAMA is determined to carry on fruitful exchanges at the private sector level from here on as well. We pledge to spare no time or effort in the quest to realize even stronger relations of trust and understanding between the trading partner nation of China and Japan.