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China, India agree to jointly safeguard border peace, tranquility

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 20:57, November 04, 2016

HYDERABAD, India, Nov. 4 -- Senior officials of China and India agreed on Friday to push forward their talks on boundary issues so as to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in their border areas.

At an informal meeting between Chinese and Indian special representatives on boundary issues in the southern Indian city, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said China is willing to maintain communication and dialogue at various levels, promote pragmatic cooperation of mutual benefit and properly handle sensitive issues with India.

While congratulating India on its successful hosting of the BRICS summit in Goa, Yang said China is ready to join hands with India to defend the interests of developing countries and boost international exchanges and cooperation in various fields.

For his part, Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval expressed India's willingness to maintain high-level exchanges of visits and strategic communication with China, and deepen their trade and cultural exchanges and cooperation.

New Delhi is also willing to properly manage and address differences with Beijing in order to promote mutual benefit and win-win, as well as common development of the two countries, he added.

India supports China in hosting the BRICS summit next year, and is ready to make joint efforts with China to contribute to the regional and world peace, stability and development, said Doval.

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