Wang Yi and Khurshid agree to push forward Indo-China ties

Brunei, July 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Tuesday and the two discussed issues of mutual importance to the two nations.

Wang Yi after the talks said that he had a very cordial discussion with the visiting Indian External Affairs Minister.

"We had a very cordial discussion like between good friends and brothers. Take a look at how close the two of us are. You can see how close the relationship between our two countries is," he said.

The Chinese Foreign Minister said that both he and Khurshid agreed to constantly push forward the relationship between Beijing and New Delhi.

"Premier Li Keqiang just visited India and we look forward to receiving PM Singh to China later this year. We believe that these two visits are like sowing the seeds in spring and reaping the fruits in autumn. And this is our common goal, which we believe serves the interests of both peoples," said Wang Yi.

"We believe our two countries are natural strategic partners and we should engage in all round cooperation in a wide range of areas. We are two big countries and we have the important responsibility. We believe that we shoulder this common responsibility to regional and global peace and stability," he added.

Khurshid on his part said Asia's future lies together between India and China.

"We have reviewed the work that has to be done, that has already been done since Premier Li's visit and among the things that we are going to do is several consultations on areas that we are interested in," he said.

Both Wang Yi and Khurshid also discussed the contentious border dispute issue.

" Just as you said the 16th round of special representatives consultation was just held in Beijing and as far as I know it was very successful round of discussions and good progress was made," said Wang Yi.

" And I feel I have the same information good progress was made," said Khurshid. (ANI)

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