China Con­grat­u­lates Modi Chi­nese Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang views In­dia-China ties as top pri­or­ity

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In­dia's big­gest and most im­por­tant neigh­bour China on Mon­day evening con­grat­u­lated Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi within min­utes of swear­ing in and de­scribed In­dia as a nat­u­ral co­op­er­a­tive part­ner. In a mes­sage to PM Modi, Chi­nese Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang said that China and In­dia are im­por­tant neigh­bours to each other and the top two emerg­ing mar­kets in the world. China-In­dia re- la­tions have moved be­yond the bi­lat­eral scope and taken on global and strate­gic sig­nif­i­cance. “China has all along re­garded In­dia as nat­u­ral co­op­er­a­tive part­ner whose de­vel­op­ment brings op­por­tu­ni­ties to China, and has viewed China-In­dia re­la­tions as one of its diplo­matic pri­or­i­ties,” claimed Li. Pre­mier Li said that both China and In­dia are now fac­ing the his­tor­i­cal mis­sion of deep­en­ing re­form, grow­ing the econ­omy and im­prov­ing people’s liveli­hood. “We also share the goal of seek- ing do­mes­tic de­vel­op­ment and a peace­ful ex­ter­nal en­vi­ron­ment. By work­ing to­gether for peace­ful, co­op­er­a­tive and com­mon de­vel­op­ment, China and In­dia will not only bring ben­e­fits to their own people but also con­trib­ute to peace, sta­bil­ity and pros­per­ity of Asia and be­yond.”

It is no se­cret that Modi who vis­ited China twice as the Gu­jarat CM and share ex­cel­lent re­la­tions with Bei­jing. There are ex­pec­ta­tions that Modi would boost eco­nomic ties with China by man­ag­ing the dif­fer­ences.

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