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CPEC shouldn't be swept under the carpet, ready for talks with India: China

India has objected to the $50 billion CPEC as it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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on Monday said it is ready to hold talks with to resolve their differences on the contentious $50 billion Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through

Asked about Indian Ambassador to Gautam Bambawale's interview to state-run Global Times in which he had said that differences on the should not be swept under the carpet, Chinese spokeswoman said is willing to hold talks with in this regard.

"I noted the relevant report. Regarding the CPEC, China has repeatedly reiterated our position. As to the differences between China and India, China stands ready to communicate and hold talks with to seek a proper solution so that these differences will not affect our general national interests. This best serves the interests of the two countries," she said.

As to any differences arising between the two countries, they can be resolved with sincerity and mutual respect, she said, adding that the parties can seek a proper solution for management of the differences.

"We should not ask one party alone to solve this problem. We are willing to work with India to work with dialogue and communication for a better solution," she said.

"is merely an economic cooperation project. It has not targeted any third party. We hope the Indian side can put this in perspective and we stand ready to strengthen cooperation with the Indian side," she said.

India has objected to the $50 billion as it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The CPEC is a network of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout that will connect China's Xinjiang province with in Pakistan's province.

First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 14:38 IST