State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Exchanges Messages of Felicitations with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and India

On April 1, 2020, H.E. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China exchanged messages of felicitations with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, to warmly celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India.

Wang Yi stated in his message that India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China. In the 1950s, our two countries jointly initiated the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which is a historic contribution to the promotion of a new type of international relations. In recent years, under the guidance of our leaders, China-India relations have kept moving forward, playing a constructive role in regional and international affairs. China is committed to work with India to deepen strategic trust, enhance practical cooperation, promote closer people-to-people ties, and take our strategic and cooperative partnership to a higher level in the new era.

Dr. Jaishankar stated in his message that in the last seven decades, India-China relations have expanded substantially and become increasingly diverse and multifaceted. Particularly in recent years, we have witnessed significant progress in further deepening of our engagement in different areas, including political, economic and people-to-people ties. The positive direction of our ties and the momentum imparted in the recent years have opened up possibilities to further strengthen our Closer Developmental Partnership in a mutually beneficial and sustainable manner. I look forward to working with you to realise these opportunities and to take our relationship to a new level.

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