On Wednesday, Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, stated that India’s interests are far more important than their differences to Pradeep Kumar Rohat (Indian ambassador to China),
Wang Yi met Ambassador Rawat, who took over the top Indian office in Beijing in March of this year.
According to Xinhua news agency, the Chinese foreign minister said that both sides should support each other rather than weaken each other. They should also strengthen cooperation rather then guard against eachother and foster mutual trust rather than being suspicious one another.
He stated that both sides should meet one another halfway to help push bilateral relations on the path of stable, healthy development.
China’s top diplomat suggested that the two sides should address different global challenges together and preserve the mutual interests of both the countries and the many developing countries.
He urged both sides to respect the important strategic agreement reached by leaders of the two nations, to insist on putting the border question in the proper place within bilateral ties, as well as to seek out solutions through dialogue, consultation, and other means.
He stated that India and China must also take full advantage of their traditional strengths in people-topeople and cultural interchanges, continue expanding mutually-beneficial cooperation, and work together for a better future.
India’s relationship with China was strained after China unilaterally attempted to alter the status-quo along the Line of Actual Control in the Western Sector, April-May 2020. These acts severely disturbed peace and tranquility along the LAC in Western Sector.
After several rounds, the sides reached an agreement to handle their differences and not allow disagreements on any issue to escalate into disputes. The two sides also agreed that, in the interim, peace and tranquillity must be maintained at the border to ensure the development of bilateral relations.
Wang Yi and Ambassador Rawat met on the same date that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, virtually, attended the BRICS Business Forum.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron highlighted the importance of BRICS nations in the global discussion on post-covid recovery.
“BRICS was created with the belief that emerging economies could become engines of global economic growth. In a recorded keynote speech, PM Modi stated that BRICS will play a crucial role in today’s post-covid recovery.
The Prime Minister stated that India expects 7.5 percent growth this year and that transformative changes have been occurring in every sector of the emerging New India.
He will be participating in a virtual mode at the 14th BRICS Summit on June 23-24.