Beijing, January 4: A day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Parliament that Sino-India ties were a "stabilising factor" in an uncertain world, China responded positively to his remark. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson in Beijing told the state-owned media that the relation between two nations was put on "fast track" following the informal summit between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Wuhan last year.
“You can see that under the strategic guidance of the two leaders, China-India relations have shown a sound momentum of improvement with frequent high-level exchanges in all areas and practical cooperation has entered a fast track," Lu Kang, the senior spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, said during a regular press briefing. Indian, Chinese Armies Meet at Nathu La to Exchange New Year Pleasantries.
Lu said a sound and steady China-India relations serve the interests of the two countries and people and contribute to world peace and development.
“Now the world is facing uncertainties and destabilising factors and in such background China is willing to work with India to enhance coordination and communication in international affairs and jointly uphold legitimate rights and interests of our two countries and developing countries," he said.
Lu further added that the two countries cannot let differences become disputes and have been making efforts to use bilateral dialogue mechanism to conduct mutual and beneficial cooperation in all areas.
Last month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held extensive talks in New Delhi under a newly set up framework and agreed on "ten pillars" of cooperation to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
The setting up of the 'High Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges' was decided upon during the Wuhan summit. Since the resolution of the Doklam face-off in 2017, the two countries have taken a series of measures to enhance overall ties.
(With PTI inputs)