China hopes better relations following Jaishankar's visit for strategic dialogue

| Updated: Feb 24, 2017 08:24 IST

Beijing [China], Feb. 24(ANI): Following the visit by Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar's to the country for the strategic dialogue, China hopes that it has achieved its expected goals and is of positive significance for promoting bilateral relations. "To move forward China-India relations in a sound and steady way serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples. The two sides agreed to follow the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, maintain the momentum of bilateral relations, make proper arrangements for bilateral exchanges at all levels in 2017, promote practical cooperation in various fields, and enhance coordination and cooperation on international and regional issues. The Dialogue has achieved its expected goals and is of positive significance for promoting bilateral relations," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, told media here. The two sides agreed that China and India, similar in their national conditions, development stages and goals, share an extensive array of converging interests and boast huge cooperation potential. "Generally speaking, our impression is that the China-India Strategic Dialogue was conducted in a friendly atmosphere. The two sides had in-depth and thorough exchanges and reached broad consensus," Shuang added. Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar held the China-India Strategic Dialogue in Beijing.(ANI)
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