Xi calls for joint ef­forts to en­rich Chi­na-In­dia part­ner­ship

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IN­DIA - Chi­ne­se Pre­si­dent Xi Jin­ping met with In­di­an Pri­me Mi­nis­ter Na­ren­dra Mo­di on Sa­tur­day and the pair ex­chan­ged views on en­ri­ching their coun­tries’ part­ner­ship and en­han­cing coo­p­e­ra­ti­on within mul­ti­la­te­ral fra­me­works. The de­vel­op­ment mo­men­tum of Chi­na-In­dia ties is en­cou­ra­ging, and a he­al­thy and sta­ble Chi­na-In­dia re­la­ti­ons­hip is con­du­ci­ve not on­ly to both coun­tries’ de­vel­op­ment, but to sa­fe­gu­ar­ding the de­vel­o­ping coun­tries’ rea­so­na­ble in­te­rests in glo­bal gover­nan­ce and in­ter­na­ti­o­nal sys­tems, said Xi. Chi­na and In­dia should con­stant­ly en­rich their stra­te­gic coo­p­e­ra­ti­ve part­ner­ship and chart the cour­se of bi­la­te­ral ties in li­ne with the fun­da­men­tal in­te­rests of their pe­o­p­les, ad­ded the Chi­ne­se pre­si­dent. The two coun­tries should main­tain high-le­vel com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and dia­lo­gue at all le­vels so as to ex­pand con­sen­sus, im­pro­ve mu­tu­al trust and dee­pen coo­p­e­ra­ti­on, he said, ad­ding that they should al­so rai­se the le­vel of coo­p­e­ra­ti­on in va­rious fields and con­ti­nue to push for­ward coo­p­e­ra­ti­on on ma­jor pro­jects such as rail­way and in­du­stri­al parks. Chi­na and In­dia should con­so­li­da­te pu­blic sup­port for bi­la­te­ral friends­hip by boos­ting ex­chan­ges bet­ween their po­li­ti­cal par­ties, lo­cal govern­ments, think tanks, cul­tu­ral bo­dies and me­dia or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons, Xi said. Me­an­w­hi­le, the two coun­tries should sup­port each other in par­ti­ci­pa­ting in re­gi­o­nal af­fairs and en­han­ce coo­p­e­ra­ti­on within mul­ti­la­te­ral fra­me­works in­clu­ding the Shang­hai Coo­p­e­ra­ti­on Or­ga­ni­za­ti­on (SCO), the South Asi­an As­so­ci­a­ti­on for Re­gi­o­nal Coo­p­e­ra­ti­on and the East Asia Sum­mit, he ad­ded. Mee­ting Mo­di in the wes­tern In­di­an sta­te of Goa on the si­de­li­nes of the eighth sum­mit of the emer­ging-mar­ket bloc of BRICS, which groups Bra­zil, Rus­sia, In­dia, Chi­na and South Afri­ca, Xi said the Chi­ne­se si­de is wil­ling to work with In­dia to car­ry on the po­si­ti­ve mo­men­tum of last month’s Group of 20 sum­mit in the Chi­ne­se ci­ty of Hangz­hou and push for po­si­ti­ve re­sults of the BRICS sum­mit in Goa, so as to send out a po­si­ti­ve sig­nal of con­fi­den­ce, so­li­da­ri­ty and coo­p­e­ra­ti­on. The Chi­ne­se pre­si­dent al­so cal­l­ed for joint BRICS ef­forts to dee­pen prac­ti­cal coo­p­e­ra­ti­on and ele­va­te coo­p­e­ra­ti­on to hig­her le­vels, as well as to streng­then com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and coo­r­di­na­ti­on on ma­jor in­ter­na­ti­o­nal is­sues so as to sa­fe­gu­ard their com­mon in­te­rests. Chi­na, which will hold the ro­ta­ting chair in 2017, is wil­ling to work with In­dia and other BRICS mem­bers to suc­ces­sful­ly host the ninth BRICS sum­mit next year, Xi ad­ded. For his part, Mo­di said it is in the two coun­tries’ as well as the re­gi­ons com­mon in­te­rests for In­dia and Chi­na to main­tain fre­quent highle­vel ex­chan­ges and stra­te­gic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. In­dia and Chi­na ha­ve the res­pon­si­bi­li­ty to join hands and turn the 21st cen­tu­ry in­to an Asi­an cen­tu­ry, said the pri­me mi­nis­ter.


Chi­ne­se Pre­si­dent Xi Jin­ping (L) meets with In­di­an Pri­me Mi­nis­ter Na­ren­dra Mo­di. (Photo: Xin­hua)

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