Indian PM Modi to visit China in May
Updated: 2015-02-02 16:13
President Xi Jinping (L) talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they visit a riverside park development project in Gujarat, India, Sept 17, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]
Sushma Swaraj also held talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on bilateral ties in Beijing on Sunday.
As two large developing countries, China and India pursue an independent foreign policy of peace, and both countries attach priority to developing relations with their neighbouring countries, Wang said, noting that China cherishes the strategic and cooperative partnership with India.
Last September, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India, and leaders of both countries set a goal for building closer China-India development partnership, Wang said.
China is willing to make joint efforts with India to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and to be good neighbours and partners, Wang said, adding that two countries should be good friends who are working together to promote democratization of international relations and to safeguard the overall interests of developing countries.
Wang made some suggestions on bilateral ties in 2015. He said China and India should continue to keep high-level visits and strategic communication and China welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China this year.
Wang said China and India should focus on promoting pragmatic cooperation in the fields of railway, industrial park, smart city, tourism, education, culture and new pilgrimage route.
China is willing to make joint efforts with India to promote the process of negotiations over border issue so as to maintain peace in border area, said Wang.