NEW DELHI, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Friday that China and India should stick to their own development paths and join hands to safeguard peace and stability in the region and the world at large.
Wang made the remarks at a meeting with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
He proposed a three-point approach to achieving that end.
First, both sides should view the bilateral relations from a long-term vision.
China and India should adhere to their two leaders' strategic judgement that China and India should not be a threat to each other, but an opportunity for each other's development, and put their differences over the border issues at a proper position in the bilateral relations, Wang said.
Second, China and India should view each other's development with a win-win mentality.
China and India should forge a cooperation model with a healthy interaction, so as to achieve mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation at a higher level and in a wider range, he said.
Third, both countries should take part in the multilateral process with a cooperative posture.
The two sides should step up communication, coordination and mutual support to send more positive signals for upholding multilateralism and inject more positive energy into improving global governance, Wang said.
For his part, Doval said the Indian side appreciates China for its insightful thinking and constructive proposals, and shares the identical view that India and China are partners instead of rivalries, and shouldn't let the border issues affect the overall bilateral relations.
Noting developing friendly ties between india and China is not only the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, but also the aspiration of the peoples of the two countries, Doval said India is willing to work with China to develop the sound and steady bilateral ties, he said.
Stressing that the differences between the two sides should not alter the general momentum of the bilateral relations going for the better, Doval said the two sides should make efforts to remove obstacles and disruptions in the bilateral ties, and strive to bring their ties back to the right track at an early date.
In response, Wang reiterated that the two sides should meet each other halfway and stick to the right direction so that the China-India friendship will become an unstoppable trend of the times.
The two sides affirmed the outcomes from the corps commander level meetings and the diplomatic consensus between the two countries, and agreed to speed up the resolution of individual issues left over by history, properly manage the situation on the ground and avoid misunderstanding and misjudgement.
The two sides also agreed to abide by the agreement reached in 2005 between the two governments on the political guiding principles for the settlement of the China-India boundary question, resolve the border issue through consultations in a peaceful and friendly manner, and refrain from the threat or use of force against each other.
Wang stressed that the special representatives on the China-India boundary question should maintain communication and exchanges, press for the shift from emergency response to regular management and control on the border issues as soon as possible, and stay committed to properly managing the border issues so as to seek a fair and just solution. ■