|Wang Yi Meets with Outgoing Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri|
On December 6, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a virtual meeting with Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri, who is leaving his post and returning to his country.
Wang Yi affirmed Vikram Misri's earnest performance of duties and hard work during his tenure. Wang Yi said that China and India are two ancient civilizations, two emerging economies, and neighbors that cannot be moved away. When we build mutual trust, even the Himalayas cannot stop us from friendly exchanges. Without mutual trust, it is difficult to bring the two sides together, even if there are no mountains in the way. China and India should become partners and friends. The important consensus that China and India should not be a threat to each other, but an opportunity for each other's development, which reached by the leaders of the two countries, should continue to be adhered to. The two sides should use the consensus as a guide and implement the "Wuhan Spirit" and the "Chennai Vision".
Wang Yi put forward the "three dos and three don'ts" for China-India relations. First, we need to understand each other and don't misunderstand and misjudge each other. Second, we need to take a long-term view and don't be disturbed by one moment or one thing. Third, we need to build each other up and don't wear each other out. The two sides can and should continue to stand together on major goals that involve the common interests of developing countries.
Vikram Misri said, he was honored to serve as India's ambassador to China for three years. Although India-China relations have experienced some twists and turns, bilateral relations are still full of opportunities. Both sides have maintained close communication, and various mechanisms have maintained continuous operation. Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar emphasized to you that India's strategic judgment on India-China relations has not changed and India is willing to work with China to understand each other's concerns and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. Vikram Misri said, although there are still dark clouds in the sky, we have already seen the "silver lining in the dark clouds". I am willing to continue to make efforts to maintain and develop India-China relations.
Wang Yi said, you are right, as the dark clouds will eventually disperse and the sun will shine on the earth. We have full confidence in that. I hope that Mr. Ambassador will continue to be a supporter, defender and promoter of China-India solidarity and cooperation in your new post.