Chinese ambassador vows to work for new progress of China-India relationship

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The Chinese government attaches great importance to its relations with India, which is a basic foreign policy China has adhered to for a long time, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said at a welcome reception in his honor on Tuesday night.

Vowing to work for new progress of China-India relationship, Sun Weidong said in the future, the two sides could promote the development of bilateral relations from four dimensions, namely, “leading, transmitting, shaping and integrating.”

Elaborating on the four dimensions, Sun said “leading” means to make the second informal summit a success by highlighting the guidance of the two leaders while “transmitting” refers to the transmission of the leaders’ consensus to all levels and translate the consensus into tangible cooperation and outcomes.

“Shaping” means going beyond the mode of managing differences, shaping bilateral relations and accumulating positive momentum, he said. “Integrating” means to strengthen exchanges and cooperation, promote convergence of interests and achieve common development.

The world is also undergoing major changes unseen in a century, the Chinese envoy said, adding that the rise of emerging economies represented by China and India has changed the international landscape and increased the representation and voice of developing countries in international affairs.

China is striving for its “two centenary goals” while India is working towards the goal of building a “new India”, so the two countries should learn from and help each other to realize win-win cooperation and common development, he said.

“I believe China and India have all the vision and ability to find the path of joint development and win-win cooperation between major emerging countries,” Sun said.

Sun noted that the two countries should put issues in the bigger picture, reduce differences through consultation, settle disputes through dialogue, promote peace through development, and enhance mutual trust through cooperation.

The new Chinese ambassador said next year marks the 70th anniversary of China-India diplomatic ties, he was ready to work with friends from all walks of life in India to implement the consensus reached by the two leaders, focus on cooperation, seek common development and promote China-India relations to a new height.

Sun Weidong, as the newly appointed Chinese ambassador to India, presented his letter of credence to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind last week.