【Beijing】Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said India and China’s strategic interests outweigh “partial frictions” and handling of the Doklam standoff through diplomatic means reflects the importance of bilateral ties.
Ahead of his visit to India to attend the Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers’ meeting to be held in New Delhi on Monday, during which he would also hold talks with top Indian officials, Mr. Wang said China always values good neighbourliness and friendship between the two countries as “we are each other’s big neighbours and ancient civilisations.”
He said India-China strategic interests outweigh differences and “partial friction.” “We have handled the issue of cross-border incursions by the Indian border troops into China’s Donglang [Doklam] area through diplomatic measures,” Mr. Wang told a symposium here last week, maintaining Beijing’s stand.
“Through diplomatic means, the Indian side withdrew its equipment and personnel which reflected the value and importance of China-India relations and demonstrated sincerity and responsibility of maintaining regional peace and stability,” he said in his speech in Chinese posted on the website of the Foreign Ministry.
【New Delhi】External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the 11th of December held talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on key bilateral issues. According to sources, all issues of mutual interest were discussed between the two leaders. This is the first high-level visit from China after the Doklam standoff this summer. Wang Yi will also attending an India-China cultural event in the evening.
Handling of Doklam shows importance of India-China ties: Wang Yi
Sushma Swaraj holds talks Chinese counterpart Wang Yi
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