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Sixth China-India Strategic Dialogue Held in Beijing

2014/04/14

On April 14, 2014, Vice Foreign Minister of China Liu Zhenmin and the visiting Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh of India held the sixth China-India Strategic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

Liu Zhenmin said that China and India are important neighbours to each other and are cooperative partners by nature. In recent years, the China-India relations have maintained a sound and stable development and entered on a new upward track. This year marks the “Year of China-India Friendly Exchanges” and the bilateral relations have enjoyed a good start. China is willing to work with India to keep the momentum of high-level contacts and exchanges of visits, to enhance strategic mutual trust, to expand practical cooperation and friendly exchanges, to strengthen the strategic communication and coordination on major international and regional issues, and to control and handle differences in a proper way so as to promote the China-India strategic cooperative partnership to a new step.

Sujatha said that India hopes to reiterate, on occasion of this strategic dialogue, that the Indian government attaches great importance to the relations with China and is committed to consolidating India-China strategic cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity. The Indian political parties share a basic consensus on developing India-China strategic cooperative partnership. She believed that India’s policy towards China will not change no matter which political party comes to power after this year’s general election.

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