Journal : MInistry of Foreign Affairs Press Briefing Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang’s Regular Press Conference on December 10, 2018

Q: A 14-day joint military exercise is going to take place in Chengdu between India and China. This comes after a year-long gap because of the Dong Lang issue between India and China. Do you have any comment on that?

A: To put it simply, we wish to see good outcomes. We all know that since President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Modi met in Wuhan, the two sides have reached important consensus on promoting bilateral exchanges and cooperation and properly managing differences on the basis of mutual respect and mutual trust. In fact, President Xi Jinping has met with Prime Minister Modi four times this year. Departments on the two sides in charge of various fields are making positive efforts to more effectively implement the consensus reached between the two state leaders. Contacts between the two militaries and border troops are part of these efforts. We believe that under the guidance of the consensus between the two state leaders, the two sides will make joint efforts to ensure that bilateral exchanges and cooperation, including those in the defense field, will achieve positive outcomes and offer more driving force for the development of bilateral relations.

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