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Premier meets with India’s national security advisor

Updated: Apr 21,2016 8:30 PM

[Photo/China News Service]

On April 21, Premier Li Keqiang met with India’s national security advisor, Ajit Kumar Doval, who came to China to attend the 19th Special Representatives’ Meeting on the China-India boundary question.

The Special Representatives’ Meeting on the China-India boundary question has played a constructive role in enhancing mutual trust and expanding consensus between both sides since the talks began, according to Premier Li.

“We should proceed from the overall interest of China-India relations and properly solve the boundary issues through diplomatic and peaceful ways,” the Premier said.

Disparities should be controlled and joint efforts should be made to maintain peace at border areas before fair, reasonable and acceptable solutions for both sides are worked out. This can also provide a good environment for economic and trade cooperation, the Premier added.

At present, the world’s economic recovery lacks strength, and geopolitical turbulence is becoming more violent. As two of the biggest emerging economies, China and India should maintain medium-high economic growth, which will be an encouragement to Asia and the whole world.

With sound bilateral ties, the Premier said he hopes both sides could make full use of their complementary advantages in economy and carry out cooperation in more fields. In addition, the two countries should make frequent communications in international and regional affairs and send positive signals to the world that China and India are joining together in promoting peace and development.

Doval praised the significant progress in bilateral relations between India and China, saying the two countries are facing both challenges in economic development and opportunities in collaborating with each other. He said that his country is ready to strengthen high-level exchanges and cooperation in fields such as economy and security, adding that both sides should properly handle boundary issues, so as to better serve the development of bilateral ties.