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Wang Yi Meets with External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar of India

On August 1, 2019 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar of India in Bangkok, Thailand.

Wang Yi noted, Chinese leaders have had close interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi since the new government of India was formed. It has demonstrated that the Chinese side attaches the great importance to China-India relations. As two major countries next to each other and two major emerging economies as well, China and India are facing new opportunities in developing bilateral relations. China stands ready to work with the Indian side to prepare for important high-level exchanges in the next stage, establish proper mechanisms for people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and work for the success of meetings between the two countries' special representatives on the boundary issue as well as strategic economic dialogue. The Chinese side pays attention to the trade imbalance between the two countries, and is willing to work with the Indian side to make the cooperation a bigger cake, import more high-quality products from India, expand new cooperation channels and boost cooperation in such fields as investment, production capacity, tourism, telecommunication and connectivity. It is hoped that the Indian side will provide a fair and just business environment for Chinese enterprises in India. We are willing to, together with the Indian side, deepen communication and coordination in international and regional affairs, push for regional cooperation focusing on development, and demonstrate inclusiveness and openness, so as to promote prosperity and stability of Asia.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, India-China relations are now at a crucial stage and Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks forward to further promoting India-China relations in his new term. The Indian side is optimistic about the prospects of bilateral economic cooperation and stands ready to expand common interests and deepen practical cooperation with the Chinese side. With regard to the 5G, the Indian side will make independent decisions in line with its national interests. The Indian side takes a positive attitude towards the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, and stands ready to actively participate in it to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

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