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India to work with China based on commonalities

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will develop its relations with based on commonalities while dealing with differences on the basis of mutual respect and sensitivity to each other's interests, concerns and sensitivities, a said here on Friday.

The comments come after Chinese said on Thursday that the Chinese dragon and the Indian elephant must not fight with each other but dance together.

"As two major countries and large economies, relations between and are not just important bilaterally but also have regional and global significance," told the media here.

Kumar said that during the meeting between and in Xiamen in September last year, the two leaders agreed that sound development of relations between the two Asian giants are a factor of stability amidst today's global uncertainties and that the two countries should not allow their differences to become disputes.

"Since then, both sides have maintained regular exchanges at all levels, which have helped in strengthening bilateral communication," he said.

"We are willing to work with the Chinese side to develop our relations based on commonalities while dealing with differences on the basis of mutual respect and sensitivity to each other's interests, concerns and sensitivities."

On Thursday, speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the session, Wang said that both countries, which nearly came to war over a two-month military stand-off along their border last year, should replace suspicion with trust.

Sounding positive on bilateral ties in the coming year, the said: "The Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight each other but dance with each other."

Sino-ties took a nosedive after their militaries faced-off each other in their worst stand-off at Doklam in the section of their boundary.

China's opposition to a UN ban on Pakistani terrorist and India's entry into the has also tested their relationship.

"Despite some tests and difficulties, the China-India relationship continues to grow. In the process, has both upheld its legitimate rights and interests and taken care to preserve the relationship," Wang said.

He emphasised that mutual trust was a key factor between India and China.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 20:56 IST
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