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China says ties with India now see progress

IANS  |  Beijing 

on Monday said its ties with hold "great potential" and have witnessed new progress after a of high-level exchanges.

and are making efforts to repair the relations damaged by the 73-day military stand-off between their armies last year.

It is evident from the increase in visits by top diplomats from both countries, including the low-key one by NSA last week.

"This year, under the guidance of the two leaders, China-relations have been developing with a sound momentum. We have seen close exchanges at all levels and new progress in all around-cooperation," said.

"Just like you said, member of the political bureau met the Indian Doval in and also the meeting and the 5th Strategic Economic Dialogue were held successfully."

Hua was responding to a question by the Chinese media about the warmth in India-ties.

"Officials from the two foreign ministers also met. The two sides held working mechanism meeting on border affairs and cross border rivers. This interaction show that and share a wide range of common interests and our bilateral cooperation holds great potential.

"China attaches great importance to developing relations with India 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," Hua added.

India's and will visit China later this month.

will visit China in June to attend the Cooperation Summit where he will hold bilateral talks with Chinese

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:34 IST
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