Wang Yi addressed China’s relations with the United States, the European Union, Japan and India, among other issues.
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that India and China needed to “create an enabling situation for settlement of the border dispute”, even as he reiterated China’s view that last year’s crisis “rights and wrong”.
His remarks came in conjunction with the National People’s Congress (NPC) conference held in Beijing, in the formal Communist Party-controlled legislature. Mr. Wang addressed China’s relations with the United States, the European Union, Japan and India, among other issues.
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“The Sino-India relationship is essentially about how the world’s two largest developing countries achieve simultaneous development and rejuvenation,” he said in response to a question on the ongoing displacement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) said.
Mr. Wang, Foreign Minister S.W. Reiterated the statement called on February 25 with Jaishankar that “the border dispute, an issue left by history, is not the full story of Sino-India relations.” “It is important that the two parties manage disputes properly and, at the same time, expand and expand cooperation to create an enabling situation for settlement of the issue,” he told reporters. “The rights and mistakes of what happened in the border area last year are obvious, so are included in it. This again proves that starting the collision will not solve the problem. Returning to a peaceful conversation is the right way. The situation in China is very clear. We are committed to settling the border dispute through dialogue and consultation. At the same time, we are determined to protect our sovereign rights and interests. “
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India has given a different message, underlining that without complete dissolution with LAC, and then de-escalation, it would not be possible to restore normalcy in the relationship.
The Foreign Ministry said on Friday that outright disagreement would “allow both sides to consider the escalation of forces in East Ladakh as that alone would lead to the restoration of peace and tranquility and provide the conditions for progress in our bilateral relations.”
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Since the February 20 meeting of military commanders after being completely displaced on the north and south shores of Pangong Lake, no official word on progress has come in the Gogra-Hot Springs area and Demchok. There are also long-running tensions to stop patrolling in Dipsung, which officials called the current crisis pre-dated. De-escalation also remains, with large numbers of troops still present in areas with depth beyond the LAC.
“It falls on both sides to strengthen the existing consensus, strengthen dialogue and communication, and improve various management mechanisms to protect peace and tranquility in the border region,” Mr Wang said. He said, “In the coming year, we hope that India will work with China to fulfill the important common understanding reached by our leaders, who are not both a threat to each other, but to each other’s development.” There are opportunities, ”he said.
The Chinese foreign minister said, “On many important issues, due to similar national realities, our position is the same or near.” “Therefore, China and India are each other’s friends and partners, not threats or rivals,” he said. “Both sides need to help each other succeed rather than reduce each other. We should intensify cooperation instead of doubting each other. ”
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Mr. Wang said, “As two ancient civilizations next to each other and two major emerging economies with more than 1 billion people, we have broad shared interests and tremendous potential.” “Naturally, we face a historic mission to improve the lives of both people and accelerate development. Internationally, the world hopes that we will both protect the common interests of developing countries and promote multipolarity in the world, “he said, calling on both sides” to make great contributions to the arrival of the Asian century. ”
Mr. Wang said on relations with the US, China expected Washington under the new Biden administration to “move in the same direction and remove all unfair restrictions on bilateral cooperation as soon as possible, and not create new obstacles.”
On the military coup in Myanmar, he said China expected the democratic transition to continue, but avoided criticizing the military leadership as it backed for “respecting Myanmar’s sovereignty”, in a critique of US trade sanctions , And underlined China. “Commitment to relations with Myanmar”.
When asked about China supplying its vaccines abroad, he said that 17 vaccines are being tested in China – five are already approved for use – and Chinese vaccines were exported to 43 countries , Donations were made to 69 countries, and authorized to 60 countries. Away for use.