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Wang's trip to India is of great significance: China

PTI 10 Jun 2014, 17:38:06 PM IST
Beijing: China today said Foreign Minister Wang Yi's just concluded visit to India is of “great significance” and sent out a message that Chinese leaders pay high attention to bilateral ties and their mutual interests far outweigh disputes.

“From this visit, we know that Sino-India relation is now in a new age of gearing up,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here.

“I believe that Foreign Minister's visit sent the following messages, that is, Chinese leaders pay attention to growing relations with India, common interests between the two countries far outweigh disputes.

“...we are natural partners rather than rivals and the Chinese and Indian dream integrate with each other, so we should build closer development partnership with each other,” she said.

Besides holding talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Wang also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called on President Pranab Mukherjee during his stay in New Delhi in the last two days.