Xi Jinping Meets with M. K. Narayanan, Special Representative of India on the Boundary Issue between China and India
On September 18, 2008, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met at the Great Hall of the People with Indian National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan, also Special Representative of India, who was here attending the 12th Sino-Indian meeting on the boundary issue.
Xi spoke highly of the sound momentum in all-round development of China-India relations. He pledged China was committed to developing the strategic and cooperative partnership of peace and prosperity with India, stressing Sino-Indian friendly relations would benefit both, Asia and the world as a whole. "The two sides should view the bilateral ties from a strategic and long-term perspective, and expand the common ground and properly handle the differences so as to push forward the long-term and stable relations," he added.
Xi said the achievement made during the boundary meeting would benefit both sides and increase the strategic mutual trust. Xi hoped that under the guidance of the leaders of both countries, a fair and reasonable framework acceptable to both sides would be worked out at an early date through equal consultation and friendly dialogue. "Both should maintain peace and tranquility in the border area before the boundary issue is resolved," said Xi.
Narayanan congratulated China on the success of the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics. He said the Indian government attaches great importance to ties with China and hopes to realize the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries so as to settle the boundary issue at an early date. India is ready to work with China to push forward bilateral ties, he added.
Dai Bingguo attended the meeting.