Journal : PLA Daily (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 4


Extracts of reply pertaining to India:

……………………………….China is willing to promote healthy and stable development of Sino-Indian relations

Wu Qian introduced that State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe paid an official goodwill visit to India from August 21st to 24th. The  Indian Prime Minister Modi and Defense Minister Sitaraman held separate meetings and talks with Wei Fenghe during the visit. The two sides conducted in-depth discussions on further important agreements reached between President Xi Jin Ping and Prime Minister Modi, deepening military security exchanges and cooperation, and strengthening mechanisms for building mutual trust in the field of defense, including establishing a mechanism for mutual visits by Defense Ministers, establishing a confidential telephone line for the two Ministries of National Defense, and strengthening defense exchanges.

Wu Qian said that China and India are important countries in the Asian region and shoulder important responsibilities in maintaining regional peace and stability.  If the dragon and elephant dances, the two sides benefit along with Asian prosperity; if the dragon and elephant fight, both sides will be at a disadvantage  and others will benefit. China is willing to work together with India to actively implement the consensus reached by the two Heads of State, strengthen communication and coordination, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, properly manage differences and promote healthy and stable development of relations between the two militaries………………

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