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Foreign Ministers of China and India have strengthened their bilateral relations

China and India are two major forces that have gained ascendancy in the process of multi-polarization of the world, and that Sino-Indian bilateral relations have great potential and dynamism in the XXI century

Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi, said today in the Indian capital that his country wants to build closer relationships and more comprehensive partnership with India.

During his meeting with the Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, Wang said China and India are two major forces that have gained ascendancy in the process of multi-polarization of the world, and that Sino-Indian bilateral relations have great dynamism and potential in the XXI century.

Wang said that the governments of China and India share similar ideas about governance and the two countries have a convergence of their development strategies, as both countries seek to make their dreams reality of national resurrection.

Chinese Foreign Minister said that after he was elected and the government of India, Sino-Indian relations have before them a fresh start and new opportunities. Therefore, as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the chancellor traveled to India to stress that China welcomes, supports and wishes the development of India.

"China wants to have a closer relationship and integral development and partnership, in order to cooperate with India to achieve peaceful development, cooperative development and sustainable development," said the Chinese minister.

"This will not only lead to the substantiality of our relationship of strategic cooperative partnership oriented to peace and prosperity, but also help to contribute to the national resurrection of our respective countries and the cause of peace and regional and global development," he added.

Meanwhile, Swaraj said that shortly after the inauguration of the new Indian government, the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India highly appreciated the visit of Foreign Minister Wang Yi to the country as a special envoy of President Xi Jinping.

The Indian foreign minister said that China is a great power with a huge influence in the world and the second largest economy in the world. The new Indian government attaches great importance to relations with China and carry out a positive policy toward China and raise the relationship to a higher level, in accordance with the strong desire of the Indians.

The two sides also agreed on the following points to the deepening of bilateral relations:

First, the two countries will maintain the momentum of exchanges of high level visits, strengthen strategic coordination in bilateral relations and prepare strategic plans, in order to guide the development of bilateral relations.

The two countries will conduct commemorative activities for the 60th anniversary of the declaration by China, India and Myanmar on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence or Panchsheel, in order to inherit and spread the spirit of the principles.

Second, both nations will best advance pragmatic cooperation. They will try to realize the convergence of the two huge markets of China and India, promote regional economic integration and create a new growth pole for the world economy.

The two countries will accelerate the construction of connectivity with each other, the Indian policy of "View to the east" will add to the acceleration of China's opening of its western regions and work with each other in the construction of Bangladesh-China economic corridor-the India-Myanmar. The two sides also expand the scale of trade and investment, and seek common development.

Third, the two countries will deepen exchanges in the humanities and culture. The two sides held various activities during the "Year of China-friendly exchanges in India", will increase exchanges between youth, media, sister cities and experiences.

The two sides also simplify the process of issuing visas to citizens of each, in order to facilitate personnel exchanges between the two countries.

Fourth, the two sides properly address the border issue. Both countries agreed that over the past decades, the border issue between the two countries was put under effective control and administration through the joint efforts of the two countries, which has created an enabling environment for the development of each environment.

The two sides agreed that the two countries should abide by the bilateral negotiations as a way to settle boundary disputes and ensure that the border issue does not hinder the development of relations and maintain peace and tranquility in border regions before they find a solution ultimately the border issue.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

traslation: Belén Zapata