China is willing to join hands with India to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and properly handle “sensitive issues” to push forward bilateral ties, State Councillor Yang Jiechi has said. Yang who met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Thursday on the sidelines of the BRICS National Security Advisors meeting said development of bilateral ties between the two countries have maintained good momentum.
China and India pledged on Thursday to further promote cooperation among the BRICS nations and discussed issues such as cyber security, energy security and anti-terrorism, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. This is the first meeting between Doval and Yang after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at Hangzhou on the sidelines of the G20 summit on September 4.
“China is willing to join hands with India to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, deepen mutual political trust, expand pragmatic cooperation and friendly exchanges, and properly handle sensitive issues in order to push forward the development of bilateral ties in the right direction and promote Asia’s development and prosperity,” Yang said. In his meeting with Xi, Modi said both countries have to be sensitive to strategic interests and promote positive convergences and prevent growth of negative perceptions.
Xi said, “China is willing to work with India to maintain their hard-won sound relations and further advance their cooperation”. Both the leaders set the direction for the development of bilateral ties for the next phase, Yang said in his meeting with Doval.