Indian envoy meets Wang Yi, emphasizes ‘seriousness’ of peace

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, 23 June

Indian Ambassador to Beijing Pradeep Kumar Rawat met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ahead of the BRICS summit and reiterated the seriousness of maintaining peace in the border areas.

Rawat on Wednesday made a courtesy call on Wang, his first meeting with the Chinese foreign minister after taking over as India’s new envoy to Beijing in March, a press release issued by the Indian embassy in Beijing said.

“Bilateral and multilateral issues of interest to both sides were touched upon during the talks. Wang pointed out that the leadership of both countries is at the highest level Agreed on the importance of bilateral relations to Asia and the world. Wang said the border issue is important and we must remain committed to a peaceful resolution of it through consultation and coordination. “Wang noted that the Chinese side attaches importance to India’s concerns regarding the return of Indian students and hopes to see early progress on this” and discussed the resumption of direct flight connectivity between the two sides. also mentioned,” it said.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Wang said China and India’s common interests far outweighed their differences, adding that the two sides should support each other rather than undermine, rather than guard against each other. Cooperation should be strengthened and mutual trust should be increased. doubt each other. He wanted both the sides to meet each other to bring the bilateral ties back on track.