China, India vow to further bilateral ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj agreed on Thursday to further develop relations between the two neighbouring Asian giants.

IANS| Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 15:34 PM IST

United Nations: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj agreed on Thursday to further develop relations between the two neighbouring Asian giants.

Talks between the two ministers were held on the sidelines of the annual high-level session of the UN General Assembly, which continued for the second day on Thursday at the UN headquarters in New York, Xinhua reported.

Wang said that the historic visit recently paid by Chinese President Xi Jinping to India has boosted understanding and friendship between leaders of the two countries and drawn the two peoples closer.

China-India relationship is embracing a crucial period of opportunities, the Chinese foreign minister said. 

The two sides should implement the strategic plan on the development of bilateral relations laid down by leaders of the two countries, maintain high-level interactions, increase mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, intensify friendly exchanges between the two peoples, make concerted effort to build a closer partnership, and actualise the bilateral strategic and cooperative partnership.

On her part, Sushma Swaraj said the Indian people welcomed from the bottom of their hearts President Xi's visit.

The visit was a huge success and significantly enhanced the practical cooperation between the two countries, she said.

The Indian side highly valued the results of the visit and stood ready to coordinate closely with the Chinese side in a bid to write a new chapter of the India-China relations, Sushma Swaraj added.