Q: Recently, a spokesman for the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that India-China relations are of vital importance to the two countries, the region and the world. The Indian side is willing to work with China to develop bilateral relations based on common ground and to handle differences on the basis of mutual respect and sensitivity to each other’s interests, concerns and aspirations. What is China’s comment?
A: We have taken note of these positive attitude expressed by the Indian side. Everyone may have also noticed Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remarks on March 8th, while answering questions from Chinese and foreign media at the press conferences of the two sessions (NPC and CPPCC), expressing China’s viewpoint on China-India relations. He expounded China’s basic stance on developing China-India relations. We are ready to work with India, taking the important consensus of the leaders of the two countries as a guideline, to enhance mutual political trust, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, properly manage and control differences, and steadily steer China-India relations forward along the right track.