|President Ram Nath Kovind of India Meets with Wang Yi|
On December 11, 2017 local time, President Ram Nath Kovind of India met at Rashtrapati Bhavan with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was attending the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India in New Delhi.
Ram Nath Kovind asked Wang Yi to convey his warm greetings to President Xi Jinping, and expressed that India and China are each other’s important neighbors, enjoying time-honored friendly exchanges. Bilateral cooperation not only conforms to the interests of both sides, but also contributes to regional and world peace, stability and development. Under joint efforts of the two sides, the two countries have maintained high-level exchanges, increasingly deepened economic and trade cooperation and conducted communication and coordination centering on international and regional issues in recent years. India stands ready to, together with China, further enhance mutual understanding and trust, expand cooperation in various fields, and promote constant and new progress for strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
Wang Yi conveyed President Xi Jinping’s greetings to Ram Nath Kovind, and expressed that both China and India are ancient civilizations and major emerging countries, and both are at a crucial stage of national development and rejuvenation. The two sides uphold multilateralism and are committed to the democratization of international relations. Sharing extensive common interests and common grounds, the two countries have great potential for cooperation. China and India should adhere to strategic communication, dispel strategic misgivings, and strengthen mutual understanding and support, so as to avoid mutual suspicion and consumption between the two sides. China stands ready to work with India to constantly further deepen cooperation in various fields and promote the achievement of common development and prosperity for the two countries.