The preparations for the summit at the early coastal town of Mamallapuramon near Chennai have come under the shadow of the Kashmir problem as both sides are to announce that the dates Xi’s India trip though it’s learnt that he’ll arrive in Chennai on Friday to get a nearly 24-hour excursion.
In an exclusive interview to PTI, the Chinese envoy said both India and China ought to go beyond the version of”direction of differences” and work towards actively forming bilateral connections through accumulation of energy and advocating greater cooperation for mutual development.
“In the regional levelwe ought to resolve disputes peacefully through dialogues and consultations and together preserve regional peace and stability,” he stated, noting China-India joins transcend the bilateral dimension and also have supposed global and strategic importance.
“The two sides should strengthen strategic communication, enhance political mutual trust, give whole play to the irreplaceable guidance of the two leaders in bilateral relations, and also ensure the accurate transmission and strong implementation of the consensus reached by the two leaders,” said the envoy.
The ties between India and China came under some strain after India announced withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated the nation into two Union territories. China criticised India’s conclusion and its Foreign Minister Wang Yi raised it at the UN General Assembly last month. Days later, Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing said that China had been operating for Kashmiris to help them get their fundamental faith and justice, comments that have not gone well with New Delhi.
The very first regular summit between Modi and Xi occurred in picturesque Chinese lake town Wuhan at April 2018, weeks after a 73-day long face off between the armies of the two nations in Doklam tri-juction in Sikkim sector increased fears of a war between the two Asian giants. In the summit, Modi and Xi made a decision to issue”strategic advice” to their militaries to reinforce communication and build understanding and trust.
In Mamallapuramon summit, the attention of these talks is very likely to be on steps to make sure mutual improvement and expanding total ties. Noting the favorable impact of Wuhan Summit is continually unfolding, the Chinese envoy said,”We ought to go beyond the design of differences direction, actively form bilateral relations and accumulate positive energy. We need to enhance exchanges and collaboration, promote convergence of interests and achieve common development”
On the decades-old border question, the envoy said it’s normal for acquaintances to have differences and the key is to correctly handle them and find solution through dialogue and consultation.
“Over the past decades, not one bullet has been fired at the China-India border area, and serenity and tranquility was maintained. “We need to keep it from the larger picture of China-India relations and do not let the boundary dispute influence the normal development of bilateral relations,” he said.
The envoy said China and India must strengthen communication and coordination on international and regional affairs. “The doubt of the international situation poses frequent challenges to both China and India. Strengthening solidarity and cooperation between us is a opportunity for our individual development and also the world at large,” he explained.
“I’m sure that China and India possess the vision and capability to chart a course of common development and win-win cooperation among emerging countries and contribute to the construction of a community with a shared future,” he added.
Talking about problems relating to trade, Sun said China has long been India’s largest trading partner and India is China’s biggest trading partner in South Asia, adding since the start of the 21st century, bilateral trade has risen from less than USD 3 billion to almost USD 100 billion, an increase of approximately 32 times.
“Over 1,000 Chinese businesses have increased their investment in industrial parks, e-commerce and other regions in India, with a complete investment of USD 8 billion and 200,000 local jobs created,” he explained.
At the exact same time, he said there’s enormous potential and broad prospects for expanding trade and economic cooperation. “China encourages Chinese companies to invest in India and hopes that India will provide a more honest, friendly and suitable business environment for Chinese companies to operate in India,” he said.