Watch: China attaches great importance to its relationship with India, says Chinese foreign ministry

We share extensive common interests with India: Chinese Foreign ministry Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Beijing, China Apr 17, 2018, 02.41 PM (IST)

Just days after India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited China, the foreign ministry said India and China should foster a "more positive energy and expand to new cooperation fields".

India and China have been testing each other's strength at the border post-Doklam with reports of constant Chinese incursion into Indian territory along the Line of Control(LAC).

China's latest move comes after Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held talks with the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval last Friday. 

"China and India share extensive common interests and have a huge potential for cooperation. China attaches great importance to its relationship with India," the foreign ministry said.

The two countries also held the fifth meeting of the China-India Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing last Saturday.

"Our two sides should foster a more positive energy and expand to new cooperation fields in order to promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations," foreign ministry spokesperson Hua said.

China has reportedly developed military infrastructure along the LAC with India setting sights on improving its own defense in the area although India and China haven't exchanged fire since 1962 but both forces have been keeping a keen eye on each other as Arunachal Pradesh and other areas have become the latest flashpoints in India-China relations.

  • delete