India, China agree to be sensitive to each other’s concerns

New Delhi/Mamallapuram: India and China have decided to manage their differences prudently and be sensitive to each other’s concerns while striving towards world peace and stability as the second informal Indo-China summit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded at Mamallapuram on October 12.

“We have decided that we would prudently manage our differences without letting them turn into disputes, that we would be sensitive to each other’s’ concerns and that our relations strive towards World Peace and stability,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Mamallapuram on October 12. He was making his inaugural statement at beginning of the delegation level talks being chaired by him and Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the second day of the informal Indo-China summit which concluded on October 12.

On the outstanding issues, including on the boundary question, they have welcomed the work of the Special Representatives and urged them to continue their efforts to arrive at a mutually-agreed framework for a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement based on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles that were agreed by the two sides in 2005. They reiterated their understanding that efforts will continue to be made to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas, and that both sides will continue to work on additional Confidence Building Measures in pursuit of this objective.

The two leaders recognized that India and China have a common interest in preserving and advancing a rules-based and inclusive international order, including through reforms that reflect the new realities of the 21st Century. Both agreed that it is important to support and strengthen the rules-based multilateral trading system at a time when globally agreed trade practices and norms are being selectively questioned. India and China will continue to work together for open and inclusive trade arrangements that will benefit all countries.

Prime Minister Modi termed that 2nd Informal Summit at Mamallapuram has begun a “New Era of Cooperation” between India and China.

Referring to the first informal summit between the two countries at Wuhan last year, Prime Minister Modi said it has brought in an “increased stability and fresh momentum in our relations.”

He said the “strategic communication has increased between the two countries”.

Referring to the 2nd Informal Summit at Mamallapuram, the Prime Minister said “In the Chennai Summit we have so far had great exchange on bilateral and global issues. The Wuhan Summit has given a new momentum to our bilateral relations. Today with our Chennai Connect a new era of cooperation has begun in the relations of our two countries.”

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