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Doklam issue 'an old page', says Chinese Consulate General

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

of Ma Zhanwu on Tuesday said the issue is a thing of the past and now was hoping for an improved bilateral relationship with

"Regarding Doklam, I think it is an old page. We are hoping to work together with to turn a new page of further growth and development of the bilateral relationship, including the field of economy and trade," Zhanwu said.

The 73-day stand-off came to an end on August 28 after the two sides agreed to withdraw their respective troops from the plateau and the Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's corridor. The road was being built by in an area also claimed by

The also reiterated China's support to He, however, maintained Beijing's good relations with were similar to its friendly relations with many other countries, including

"It is simplistic to say that is supporting I would say that China has good relationship with as we do with many other countries, including India. Right now, we have a good relationship with India," he said.

China had earlier backed Pakistan and stated that all should recognise "Pakistan's endeavour and sacrifice to fight against terror."

This came in the wake of the denying military aid to Pakistan, alleging it was not doing enough to fight terrorism and that it had been providing safe havens to terrorists.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:15 IST