Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui Delivers New Year Message to the Indian people

On the New Year's Day of 2019, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui delivers New Year's Message through China Radio International (CRI) and sends New Year's greetings to the Indian people. He reviews the positive development of China-India relations in 2018 and shares his vision of bilateral relations to embark on a new journey in 2019. Full text of the message is as follows:

On the arrival of the New Year, on behalf of all diplomats of the Chinese Embassy in India, I wish all my Indian friends a happy New Year! Namaste!

The year 2018 is extraordinary in the history of China-India relations. The Informal Summit between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Modiji in Wuhan is a milestone in the history of China-India relations. The two leaders met four times in the year, giving fresh impetus to China-India relations. With high-level strategic guidance, China-India relations have warmed up and developed with quality and speed. The two sides maintained frequent high-level exchanges, accelerated exchanges in various fields, increased coordination on international and regional issues, and practical cooperation entered a fast track. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, State Councilor and Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi visited India successively. The Special Representatives of our two countries on the boundary question met in China. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the first meeting of China-India High-level People-to-People Exchanges Mechanism in New Delhi, which set off a new upsurge of bilateral people-to-people and cultural exchanges and brought to a productive conclusion of the development of China-India relations in 2018.

The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of founding of the People's Republic of China. China-India relations will face new opportunities and embark on a new journey. We will continue to implement the Wuhan consensus of our two leaders, transmit their personal friendship to the two peoples and translate their consensus into concrete results, build a closer development partnership, explore the way for coexistence and win-win cooperation of neighboring big countries, and contribute to the revitalization and development of Asia and the world. In the New Year, my colleagues and I look forward to working closely with Indian friends and making new contributions to the development of China-India relations.

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