Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

On June 9, 2017, local time, President Xi Jinping met in Astana with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.

Xi Jinping pointed out that at present, the international situation is undergoing profound and complex changes. As two largest developing countries across the world, China and India should further focus on cooperation and march forward together, provide assistance to respective national development and make contributions to safeguarding world peace, stability and promoting common development. Attaching great importance to developing bilateral relations, China is willing to make joint effort with India to enhance political mutual trust, align development strategies, deepen practical cooperation, and maintain coordination and cooperation regarding major international and regional issues, so as to push China-India strategic cooperative partnership for the sustained, healthy and stable development. Both sides should intensify high-level exchanges and mechanism communication, enhance strategic communication, promote policy docking, reinforce cooperation in trade and investment, and propel cooperation in major projects including production capacity, industrial parks and railway construction for more early harvest. We should join hands to promote regional connection and common development and enhance the integration of development initiatives, push forward the construction of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor for the substantial progress at an early date, and beef cooperation within the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China and India should strengthen exchanges in locality, think tank, culture, media, tourism and other fields, intensify communication and coordination in multilateral arenas, and properly control and handle disputes and sensitive issues.

Xi Jinping congratulated India on becoming the official member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) soon, and expressed that China is willing to, together with India, reinforce cooperation within the SCO framework, and jointly make positive efforts to push the SCO for healthy and sustained development.

Narendra Modi said that India and China are ancient civilizations and bilateral friendship enjoys time-honored history. Under the background of complex and ever-changing international situation, the sound India-China relations could play a stable role. Both sides should deeply tap cooperation for cooperation, enhance communication and coordination in international affairs, respect each other's core concerns and properly handle differences. Appreciating China's support in the country's participation in the SCO, India stands ready to intensify bilateral cooperation within the SCO.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

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