Wang Yi: Take Leaders' Informal Meeting as Opportunity to Promote Better and Faster Development of China-India Relations

On April 22, 2018, when jointly meeting the press with visiting Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj of India in Beijing, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed that China and India should take the upcoming informal meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an opportunity to promote better and faster development of bilateral relations.

Wang Yi pointed out that for some time in the past, the relevant departments of China and India have worked together and made considerable preparations for the informal meeting of the leaders, achieving positive outcomes. For the next step, both sides should continue intensifying cooperation and well make various arrangements for the meeting to ensure the complete success of this informal meeting and make it a new milestone in the history of bilateral relations.

Wang Yi noted that in the coming period of time, both sides should take the implementation of the results and important consensus of the informal meeting between the leaders of the two countries as the mainline, enhance strategic communication, deepen practical cooperation, promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges, properly deal with differences, expand multilateral coordination, and take this important meeting as an opportunity, in a bid to push forward the realization of better and faster development of bilateral relations at a new starting point.

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