China ready to work with India: Wang Yi | Latest News India

China is ready to work with India to achieve “good growth” in bilateral relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a year-end review of diplomacy in Beijing in 2022 on Sunday, weeks after Chinese troops attempted to cross the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Yangtse in the Tawang sector and India. the soldiers pushed them back.

Wang’s statement also comes amid a row on the India-China border, which erupted in eastern Ladakh in 2020 but now threatens to disrupt the fragile peace elsewhere on the disputed border.

“China and India have maintained communication through diplomatic and military-to-military channels, and both countries are committed to maintaining stability in border areas,” said Wang, a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo and state councilor. Conference called “The International Situation and China’s Foreign Relations”.

Wang’s speech at the symposium was released by China’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday.

“We are ready to work with India to achieve stable and strong growth in China-India relations,” he said in a brief statement on the state of India-China ties, which have plunged to a multi-decade low since May 2020.

Indian and Chinese troops clashed as recently as December 9 in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector, on the eastern sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), thousands of kilometers from Ladakh, in what experts believe could be a sign of mistrust and suspicion. only between two armies but between New Delhi and Beijing.

“There were clashes between Chinese and Indian troops on December 9. Indian troops stopped PLA (People’s Liberation Army) troops from entering our territory,” Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament.

Thousands of troops are deployed on both sides of the LAC, although front-line soldiers have been freed from most of the friction points that were at the heart of the conflict in 2020.

The 17th round of army commander-level talks this past week did not yield much results, although both sides issued a joint statement promising to meet again. There was little sign of further movement from the joint statement.

The military leaders of the two countries held talks on the Chinese side of the Chushul-Moldo border crossing on December 20. Both sides agreed to maintain “security and stability on the ground in the western sector” of the LAC.

“Both sides agreed to remain in close contact and maintain dialogue through military and diplomatic channels and to work together on an acceptable solution to the remaining issues as soon as possible,” the joint statement said.

India has consistently maintained that peace and tranquility in LAC is critical to developing bilateral relations with China. India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said normalization of India-China relations is in the interest of the countries and the region.

In November, Jaishankar told outgoing Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong that the “3 mutualities”—mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interest—should guide India-China relations and that “peace and tranquility in the border areas are essential.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping did not hold bilateral talks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September, although they briefly shook hands at the G20 summit in Bali in November. In 2018 in a manicured garden in the central Chinese city of Wuhan or in 2019 it was far from the beaches of Mamallapuram.

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