China ready to resolve border issue with India
A foreign ministry spokesman said that the two countries have settled on several common views on dealing with border issues through friendly negotiations.
Beijing: China is ready to find fair, reasonable and suitable solution to border issues together with India, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday, ahead of an upcoming China-India meeting.
Hong Lei made the remarks at a press briefing when asked to comment on informal dialogues on special border issues to be held next week in China between Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and India's National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, Xinhua reported.
Hong said reports from the dialogues will be released at a proper time.
The spokesman said the two countries have settled on several common views on dealing with border issues through friendly negotiations.
"On the basis of friendly and fair negotiations, mutual respect and understanding, we should keep pushing the border talks forward," Hong said.
On bilateral relations, Hong described the development of the Sino-Indian partnership as healthy and steady.
High-level visits are frequent, business and trade activities are making breakthroughs, and cultural exchanges have kept brisk pace, the spokesman said.
He said that as the world's two most populous nations, China and India were both faced with significant opportunities for development, and have many mutual interests. That was why the two sides should further deepen all-round cooperation to seek common development.