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China says it wants to stick to 'right path' of bilateral ties with India

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

wants to stick to the "right path" of bilateral ties with India, explore new areas for cooperation and ensure sound and steady development of the relationship, the said today.

Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying's remarks came during a as she replied to a question on a series of high-level meetings between the two countries.

After last year's stand-off in Dokalam, and have stepped up dialogue at various levels to reset the ties.

Hua said China's ties with have seen new progress and all round cooperation this year.

"This year under the guidance of the two leaders (Chinese and Narendra Modi), and relations have been developing with a sound momentum," Hua said.

"attaches great importance to developing relations with and we would like to work together to implement the consensus reached by leaders, stick to the right path of the bilateral ties, accumulate more positive energy, explore new areas for cooperation and ensure sound and steady development of bilateral ties," she said.

"We have seen close exchanges at all levels and new progress in all round cooperation," Hua said without elaborating.

On April 13, a meeting was held between and Yang Jiechi, of and member of the ruling Communist Party of (CPC) in

Besides the meeting between Yang and Doval, the two countries "successfully" held meeting and the fifth Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED), she said.

Hua said officials from the two foreign ministers also met. The two sides also held working mechanism meeting on border affairs and cross border rivers, she said.

"These interaction show that and share wide range of common interests and our bilateral cooperation holds great potential," she said.

and are also due to visit on April 24 to take part in the meetings of the Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Modi himself is scheduled to visit in June to take part in the SCO summit in the Chinese city of

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 14:15 IST
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