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Wang Yi Meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
2024-07-04 20:30

On July 4, 2024 local time, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Astana.

Wang Yi said that at a time when the changes unseen in a century are accelerating, China and India, as representatives of two ancient civilizations, major developing countries and emerging economies, are at a critical juncture in the process of national revitalization, and upholding good-neighborliness and friendship and realizing common development serve the fundamental interests of the two countries and two peoples and also in line with the correct historical logic. The two sides should view bilateral relations from a strategic perspective, strengthen communication and properly handle differences to ensure the sound and stable development of China-India relations. He called on China and India to follow the important common understandings reached between the leaders of the two countries, respect, understand, trust, and accommodate each other, and help each other succeed, exploring the right way for the two big neighbors to get along with each other. The two sides should adhere to positive thinking, properly handling and controlling the situation in the border areas, while actively resuming normal exchanges to promote each other and move forward together.

Wang Yi emphasized that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. Chinese leaders, together with leaders from India and Myanmar, jointly advocated the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, contributing the oriental wisdom to and setting a correct benchmark for building the post-war international order and handling state-to-state relations. Seventy years later today, the two sides have the responsibility and the obligation to carry forward the spirit of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and add new dimensions. As countries of the "Global South", China and India should join hands to oppose unilateral bullying, resist camp confrontation, safeguard the common interests of developing countries, and make due contributions to regional and world peace, stability and development.

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, the current geopolitical situation is very complex, and India and China, two big neighbors, face common challenges. India and China share broad common interests, and developing stable and predictable India-China relations serves the interests of both sides and will benefit the region and the world. India hopes to work with China to constructively resolve specific differences and turn a new page in India-China relations as soon as possible, guided by the grand vision agreed upon by the leaders of the two sides. China will soon take over the rotating presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). India supports China in performing its duties and is ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation in multilateral mechanisms. India will adhere to an independent foreign policy, uphold the concept of multilateralism, work for a multipolar work and safeguard the common interests of developing countries.

The two sides agreed to work for stability in the border areas and hold a new round of consultations on the boundary issue at an early date.

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