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India’s common interests far outweigh their differences, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Indian Ambassador to China Pradeep Kumar Rawat on Wednesday.

Wang Yi met Ambassador Rawat who assumed the leadership of India’s top office in Beijing in March this year.

The Chinese foreign minister said the two sides should support each other rather than undermine each other, enhance cooperation rather than guard against each other, and enhance mutual trust rather than distrust each other. the other, Xinhua news agency reported.

He said the two sides should meet halfway to put bilateral relations back on the path of stable and healthy development as soon as possible.

The top Chinese diplomat said the two sides should jointly tackle various global challenges and safeguard the common interests of the two countries as well as the vast number of developing countries.

He called on the two sides to adhere to the important strategic consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, insist on placing the border issue in an appropriate position within bilateral relations, and seek solutions through dialogue and consultation.

China and India should also make full use of their traditional advantages in people-to-people and cultural exchanges, continuously expand mutually beneficial cooperation and work together to create a better future for mankind, he added.

India’s relations with China deteriorated after the Chinese side undertook several unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector from April to May 2020. These acts have seriously disturbed the peace and tranquility along the LAC in the western sector. Sector.

After several rounds of talks, both sides agreed to manage their differences and not let differences on one issue turn into disputes. In addition, the two sides agreed that pending the final settlement of the border issue, maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas is an essential basis for the overall development of bilateral relations.

The talks between Wang Yi and Ambassador Rawat took place on the same day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the BRICS Business Forum virtually.

The Prime Minister on Wednesday underlined the key role of the BRICS countries in the context of the global attention to the post-covid recovery.

“The BRICS were created with the belief that this group of emerging economies could become engines of global growth. Today, as the world focuses on post-covid recovery, the role of the BRICS countries will be very important “, Prime Minister Modi said in a recording. Scheduled speech.

The Prime Minister noted that this year India expects 7.5% growth and added that transformative changes are underway in all sectors of the new emerging India.

He will attend the 14th BRICS summit in virtual mode on June 23-24.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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