Hope peace, tranquillity at border is maintained with India: China

China said on Tuesday that the border issue between the two countries had not affected the development of its relationship with India.

Hope peace, tranquillity at border is maintained with India: China

New Delhi: China said on Tuesday that the border issue between the two countries had not affected the development of its relationship with India.

Hong Lei, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, “We believe that for a long time, China and India have maintained peace and tranquillity of the border area,” and added, “This issue has not affected the development of China-India relationship,” as per ANI.

Lei also hoped that the two countries would continue efforts to maintain peace and tranquillity of the border area and that good atmosphere and good conditions are created for development of relations of both countries.

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi too said today that India and China were 'bound by history, connected by culture and inspired by rich traditions'.

He posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “If I have to describe potential of India-China ties I will say- INCH (India and China) towards MILES (Millennium of Exceptional Synergy).”

In another post he wrote, “Arithmetically, when India and China gain, a significant percentage of world's population gains. But, our relation is beyond plain arithmetic.”

The PM also hoped that the “unique chemistry between India and China can script history and create a better tomorrow for the entire humankind.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit India from 17th to 19th of this month. Xi is arriving in Ahmedabad.

This is the third visit of a Chinese President to India.

A high power delegation is accompanying Jinping.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a private dinner for the Chinese President.

Jinping will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee on September 18 following which there will be a banquet.

The Chinese President is likely to announce investments to the tune of billions of dollars in India's infrastructure sector.

Meanwhile, the PM also said that he was seeking progress on "issues of concern" because their resolution will transform the atmosphere in the relations.

"For enhancing and further strengthening bilateral relations, we should show mutual sensitivity to each other's concerns and aspirations, follow the principle of mutual and equal security, seek closer developmental partnership and enhance people-to-people exchanges to create better understanding,” he said, as per PTI.

His remarks came amid local authorities in Leh saying Chinese civilians in government vehicles have entered Indian territory in Demchok in Ladakh and are preventing locals from working on an irrigation project there. The contentious boundary dispute will be among the issues to be discussed by Modi and Xi.

With Agency inputs

 

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