CCTV news (news broadcast): President Xi Jinping held a meeting with Chennai Prime Minister Modi at 12 Chennai on the local time. The leaders of the two countries had a frank and in-depth exchange of views on Sino Indian Relations and major international and regional issues of common concern in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since last years successful meeting with Prime Minister in Wuhan, China India relations have entered a new stage of healthy and stable development, and the positive effects of the meeting are constantly emerging. China and India are important neighbors to each other and are the only two large countries with a population of more than 1 billion. Maintaining and developing Sino-Indian relations is Chinas unswerving policy. Under the current international situation, China and India are shouldering more and more important responsibilities in maintaining global stability and promoting development. The next few years will be a critical period for China and India to achieve national rejuvenation, as well as for the development of Sino-Indian relations. We should orient the relationship between China and India, plan a century-long strategic plan for China-India relations from a strategic height and a long-term perspective, inject strong endogenous impetus into the development of China-India relations and jointly realize the great rejuvenation of the two civilizations.
Xi Jinping made several suggestions:
First, we should take a correct view of each others development and enhance strategic mutual trust. No matter from any point of view, China and India should be good neighbors and good partners who live in harmony and move forward hand in hand. To achieve Dragon and Elephant Dance is the only correct choice for China and India, which is in the fundamental interests of both countries and their peoples. The two countries should and should be able to walk out of a grand road of friendly cooperation between two neighboring powers. We should correctly look at the differences between the two countries and not let them dilute the overall situation of cooperation between the two countries. At the same time, we should gradually seek understanding through communication and constantly resolve differences. China hopes to develop itself well and India well. China and India should achieve and illuminate each other.
Second, we should carry out strategic communication in a timely and effective manner, enhance mutual understanding and cooperation, and firmly grasp the general direction of the development of bilateral relations. Focus on friendship and cooperation, resolve suspicions and doubts, and properly handle differences and sensitive issues. According to the agreement of political guiding principles, we should seek a fair and reasonable solution to the border problem acceptable to both sides. Careful handling of issues involving each others core interests. We should properly control problems that cannot be solved for a while.
Fourth, deepen pragmatic cooperation and tighten interest ties. We should take the establishment of a high-level economic and trade dialogue mechanism as an opportunity to strengthen the strategic docking of economic development between the two countries and explore the establishment of a manufacturing partnership. Indian pharmaceutical enterprises and information technology enterprises are welcome to invest and cooperate in China.
Fifth, enrich cultural exchanges and lay a solid foundation for friendship. Next year, we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and celebrate the Year of Sino-Indian Cultural Exchange. We will support the establishment of friendly provincial-city relations between Fujian Province, Tamil Nadu, Quanzhou and Jinai City, and write a new chapter of the Maritime Silk Road.
Modi said that as two ancient civilizations and major developing countries, India and China have positive and important significance for both countries and the world to strengthen communication, coordination and cooperation and maintain stable development of relations in the current uncertain international situation. We should take care of each others major concerns, effectively control and handle differences, prevent them from becoming disputes, develop closer partnerships and open a new era of India-China relations.
Modi once again congratulated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the peoples Republic of China and expressed Indias admiration for Chinas great achievements. Both India and China are in the process of national rejuvenation. The two countries face many similar challenges. India is willing to exchange and learn from China and deepen practical cooperation. India thanks China for actively increasing imports of Indian rice, sugar and other products. It hopes to make good use of the high-level economic and trade dialogue mechanism to promote the balanced and sustainable development of bilateral trade. India welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest in manufacturing and other industries. Next year, the two sides should jointly organize 70 events to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations and welcome more Chinese tourists to India. It is hoped that the two sides will carry out joint research and dig deeply into the long history of India-China exchanges. India cherishes its strategic autonomy and is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with China under the multilateral framework to jointly meet global challenges and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries. India is ready to work with China to promote the early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and the development of interconnection and cooperation. India is willing to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation with China.
Xi Jinping said that through the meeting of Chennai, I had a comprehensive and in-depth exchange of views with Prime Minister Modi on Sino Indian Relations and deepened mutual understanding, with clearer goals and clearer ideas. We should instruct the relevant departments of both sides to implement it and open up a new situation of Sino-Indian cooperation.
Xi Jinping said that throughout this visit, I have received the solemn, warm and thoughtful welcome of the government and people of India, and I feel the profound traditional friendship between the two peoples. I invite Prime Minister Modi to visit China again for a meeting.
Modi said that this time we had in-depth exchanges in a friendly atmosphere, deepened our friendship, enhanced mutual understanding and trust, and tightened the ties between the two ancient civilizations. I highly appreciate President Xi Jinpings vision and sincerity. Indeed, India and China should not only face history, but also transcend history and open up the future. In the 21st century, world peace and human progress are inseparable from India-China cooperation. I treasure the friendship with President Xi Jinping very much. I would like to continue to maintain this profitable and fruitful strategic communication with you and work together to create a better future for India China relations. I look forward to visiting China again and meeting with you.