China-India Strategic Dialogue Held in Beijing

On February 22, 2017, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui held China-India Strategic Dialogue with Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar of India at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, and heads of relevant departments of both Foreign Ministries were present. The two sides comprehensively and deeply exchanged views centering on the international situation, respective domestic and foreign policies, bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common concern in a friendly atmosphere, reaching broad consensus.

Both sides agreed that China and India share similar national conditions, close development stages and goals, broad common interests and huge cooperation potential. Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-India relations conforms to the fundamental interests of both countries and their peoples. Both sides agreed to, in accordance with the consensus reached by leaders of both countries, maintain the development momentum of bilateral relations, well conduct bilateral exchanges at all levels in 2017, promote practical cooperation in various fields, enhance coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs, and properly deal with differences and sensitive issues.

Before the dialogue, relevant departments of Foreign Ministries of both countries held counterpart consultations, conducting in-depth communication on specific topics of common concern.

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