On August 9, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the series of Foreign Ministers' meetings on East Asia cooperation in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
Wang Yi said that China and India, the two biggest developing countries who are neighbors, if join hands in cooperation, will make the world more balanced, secure and stable. President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a successful meeting in Brazil. They identified their commitment to a more closely-knit partnership and the goal of achieving peaceful, cooperative and inclusive development. China-India relationship is embracing a new phase of opportunity. The two sides should make thoughtful preparations for high-level mutual visits, inject new impetus to bilateral relations, push for practical cooperation in railways, industrial parks, trade, investment and other key areas, create new bright spots in people-to-people and cultural exchanges and deepen cooperation in international and regional affairs.
Minister Swaraj said that since the formation of the new government in India, there has been frequent high-level communication between India and China. The successful meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping, in particular, serves as a strong boost to bilateral relations. The Indian side warmly welcomes President Xi Jinping's visit to India, stands ready to vigorously enhance cooperation with China in the fields of trade, investment, culture and people-to-people exchanges, so as to bring bilateral relations to a new height.
Both sides are of the view that countries in the region should hold dear the hard-won stability of Asia and prevent it from disruptions and damage.