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Yang Jiechi and Indian Side Hold Informal Meeting of Special Representatives on China-India Boundary Question

On November 4, 2016 local time, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval of India held an informal meeting of Special Representatives on the China-India Boundary Question in Hyderabad of India. Both sides exchanged friendly, candid and in-depth views on bilateral relations and international and regional topics of common concern.

Yang Jiechi said that in recent years, China-India relations have shown a rapid development momentum and leaders of both countries have maintained frequent contacts, which has charted the course for the development of bilateral relations. China is willing to, together with the Indian side, maintain communication and dialogues in various fields and at all levels, promote mutually beneficial and practical cooperation, properly handle sensitive issues and reinforce cooperation and coordination in regional and international affairs. China congratulates India on the success of the BRICS Summit in Goa, and is willing to join hands with India to safeguard the interests of developing countries and push forward international exchanges and cooperation in various fields.

Ajit Doval expressed that attaching great importance to its relations with China, India stands ready to, together with China, maintain high-level mutual visits and strategic communication, deepen exchanges and cooperation in economy, trade, people-to-people and cultural engagement and other fields, explore new cooperation fields and properly handle, control and solve differences, so as to push for mutual benefit, win-win results as well as common development. India supports China in hosting the BRICS Summit next year, and is willing to make joint efforts with China to push for regional and world peace, stability and development.

Both sides agreed to continue to facilitate negotiations on boundary affairs through Special Representatives' Meeting on China-India Boundary Question, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in border regions.

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