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China welcomes PM Modi's remarks on bilateral ties at Shangri-La Dialogue

Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "positive remarks" on India-China relations at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Beijing has expressed its willingness to work with India. 

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 04 Jun 2018, 15:24:01
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing: Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "positive remarks" on India-China relations at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Beijing has expressed its willingness to work with India. 

It said it was looking forward to follow the consensus between the Indo-China leadership to maintain the momentum in the bilateral ties.

In his address at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia's premier defence and strategic affairs conference, last week, PM Modi had said that the world will have a better future when India and China work together with trust and confidence while being sensitive to each other's interests.

PM Modi had also said that the two countries have displayed "maturity and wisdom" in managing issues and ensuring a peaceful border, adding cooperation between the world's two populous countries was expanding.

Welcoming Modi's remarks at a media briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying said, "We have noted the positive remarks made by Prime Minister Modi on China-India relations. We highly appreciate such kind of positive remarks." 

Recalling the informal summit between Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan in April this year, Hua said, "They had in-depth exchange of views on the international landscape and bilateral relations and reached many consensus."

"The two sides agreed to adopt a mature and wise way to properly handle differences," she said.

"China is willing to work with the Indian side to follow the guidance of this consensus to maintain the positive momentum of the development of bilateral relations, to promote mutually beneficial cooperation, properly handle differences, maintain peace tranquillity along the border areas and thus move forward the China-India relations," she said.


First Published: 04 Jun 2018, 15:24:01

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