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India, Japan should not form alliance, ensure stability in region: China

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was waiting for the outcome of the meeting between the two leaders in Ahmedabad

IANS  |  Beijing 

PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe lay the foundation stone for India's first high-speed rail project on Thursday in Ahmedabad. Photo: Twitter (@ANI)
PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe lay the foundation stone for India's first high-speed rail project on Thursday in Ahmedabad. Photo: Twitter (@ANI)

said on Thursday that and should work for partnership rather than form an alliance, as Indian Prime Minister Modi and Japanese counterpart prepared to discuss bilateral defence and ties.

Beijing also hoped that India-relations will be conducive for regional peace and stability.

Abe is on a two-day official visit to Both countries are also expected to discuss their joint role in the India-Pacific regions where is increasingly becoming assertive.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was waiting for the outcome of the meeting between the two leaders in Ahmedabad.

"What is in their discussion, we should wait for the detailed readout. We advocate that regional countries should stand for dialogue without confrontation and work for a partnership instead of an alliance," Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

"We also stay open and welcome to the normal development of the relations between the countries in the region. We also hope that their relations will be conducive to regional peace and stability and can play a constructive role in this regard," Hu said.

The growing ties between and worries Beijing, which sees the partnership as a design to counter it.

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 14:28 IST
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