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China and India, with common interests and similar legitimate claims, will never go with the flow, but are destined to maintain strategic persistence and realize each other’s development and revitalization, as well as make greater contributions. to the future of mankind, said the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister. The minister, Wang Yi, said while meeting with India’s External Affairs Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday.

Since March this year, China and India have maintained communication and exchanges, effectively managed differences, and a momentum of recovery has manifested in the comprehensive bilateral relations between the two countries which have common interests and similar interests. legitimate complaintsWang said.

Major countries like China and India will never go with the flow amid century-long changes in the world, Wang noted.

We must take concrete steps to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, to be each other’s partner, not to pose a threat to each other and to be an opportunity for mutual development, put bilateral relations back on track as soon as possible, Wang said.

Wang said China appreciates India’s active support and cooperation for the BRICS Summit and China’s recently hosted High-Level Global Development Dialogue. China will also support India to host the G20 summit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO in 2023.

Both China and India adhere to the general direction of multilateralism and share many common proposals to safeguard peace and security, promote economic recovery, improve global governance and work together to fight COVID-19. Wang said, noting that the two countries should take a step forward. strengthen coordination and cooperation to promote more democratic international relations and a fairer international order, allowing the growing voices of developing countries to be heard and better safeguard their legitimate interests.

Jaishankar said the two sides have made positive progress in maintaining border stability, promoting practical cooperation and facilitating people-to-people exchanges since meeting with Wang in March.

According to Jaishankar, India looks forward to a positive, cooperative and constructive relationship with China and is ready to work with China to send a clear message to the outside world, accelerate the process of improving relations and transform the consensus and visions of the leaders of the two countries into reality.

India thanked China for its support in hosting the G20 and SCO next year and will continue to adhere to strategic independence and an independent stance in international affairs.

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