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Indian Ambassador to China Pradeep Kumar Rawat met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ahead of the BRICS summit and stressed on the seriousness of maintaining peace in the border areas. He said, from the point of view of Asia and the world, it is very important to establish peace in the border areas between the two countries. Rawat took over as the Indian Ambassador to China in March.
Rawat on Wednesday held a courtesy call on the Chinese Foreign Minister at the Diaoyutai State Guest House. This was his first meeting with the External Affairs Minister after assuming office. Bilateral and multi-faceted issues were discussed between Rawat and Wang. Wang Yi said, at the highest level between the leaderships of the two countries, there is an agreement on the importance of bilateral relations for Asia and the world.
Rawat also agreed to this and stressed on the seriousness of maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas to realize it to its full potential. Rawat and Wang’s meeting assumes significance amid the ongoing tension between the two countries along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.
Military level talks are going on between the two countries to restore peace on the border. As a result of this, both the countries have completely withdrawn the forces from the north and south of Pangong Lake and Gogra area. During the conversation, Wang referred to the conversation with Foreign Minister Jaishankar in March.
India’s common interests far more important than differences: Wang
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Rawat, “Shared interests with India are more important than our differences.” Both sides should support rather than weaken each other, strengthen cooperation rather than guard against each other. Mutual trust should be increased. Both sides should meet each other so that the bilateral relations can be put on the track of stable and healthy development at the earliest.
Let the two countries face global challenges together. Protect the common interests of yourself and that of other developing countries. He called for adherence to the important strategic agreement between the leaders of the two countries. China and India should also focus on their traditional advantages in cultural exchange, he said.