BEIJING (Rahnuma): China stands ready to work with India to enhance communication and coordination on international affairs, to jointly safeguard the overall interests of the two countries and developing countries around the world, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.
Spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a press briefing in response to a question regarding comments on China-India relations made by an Indian official.
According to reports, Vijay Kumar Singh, India’s minister of state for external affairs, said Thursday at the Indian parliament that at a time of global uncertainty, “India-China relations are a factor of stability, and the two countries must not allow their differences to become disputes.”
He said the two countries have been committed to giving full play to bilateral dialogue mechanisms to promote mutually beneficial cooperation in a wide range of areas.
“China has taken note of relevant reports,” said Lu, adding that the meeting between the heads of state of the two countries in Wuhan last year has charted the direction for the development of China-India relations.
Lu said under the strategic guidance of leaders of the two countries, China-India relations have shown a momentum of comprehensive improvement and development, featuring frequent high-level contacts, closer exchanges in various fields and rapid development momentum of pragmatic cooperation.
Noting that China and India are each other’s important neighbor as well as important emerging markets, Lu said healthy and stable China-India relations not only serve the interests of the two countries and the two peoples but are also beneficial to global peace and development.