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Wang Yi Meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

On September 16, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Dushanbe at the latter's request.

Wang Yi said that China has always been positive to seek a proper solution to the China-India border issue. The recent communication between the two foreign affairs and military departments was earnest and effective, and the overall situation in the border area was gradually de-escalated. He hopes that India will meet China halfway to move the situation towards stability and shift it from urgent dispute settlement to regular management and control. Both sides need to consolidate the disengagement results of the front-line troops, and strictly abide by the protocols and agreements and the consensus reached between the two countries, to jointly safeguard the peace and tranquility of the border area and prevent the recurrence of border-related issues.

Wang Yi said that as two major emerging economies, China and India must continue to uphold the strategic consensus of being opportunities of development to each other rather than threats, push the bilateral relationship and practical cooperation onto a healthy and stable track. It serves the common interests of the two countries and benefits regional and world peace and development.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that India and China have made progress in settling the border issue, but there are still some problems that need to be solved. India is willing to work with China to comply with the agreements reached by both sides, promote positive results of the next round of commander-level meeting, and effectively safeguard the peace and tranquility of the border area. He hopes that the two sides will work together to bring India-relations back onto the right track and lead all parties to build their understanding of more active and mutually beneficial India-China relations. India does not believe the clash of civilizations and considers the unity among Asian countries a crucial matter. Such unity is not possible without the cooperation between China and India. India stands ready to enhance communication and coordination with China within the frameworks such as the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and jointly combat terrorism and other global challenges.

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