|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Foreign Minister Wang Yi's Upcoming Visit to India|
Q: What is the purpose of the upcoming official visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi to India this week?
A: China-India relationship has been developing fast and sound in all aspects following President Xi Jinping's visit to India in 2014 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China last year. The two countries enjoy in-depth pragmatic cooperation, and ever thriving people-to-people and cultural exchanges. China and India have identical strategic goals and their common interests far outweigh differences. Mutually beneficial cooperation and common development of the two countries will not only benefit the two peoples but also contribute to stability and growth of the region and beyond.
As the two largest developing countries and emerging markets, China and India will respectively hold the G20 Hangzhou Summit in September and the BRICS Summit in October. During the visit, discussion about the two important summits will be on the top of the agenda for the purpose of building up consensus and making the summits successful.
To become closer partners of development is a direction set by leaders of China and India. During his visit to India, Foreign Minister Wang Yi will also communicate with the Indian side about how to carry forward consensus between the two leaders and enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in different fields in a bid to make sure that the relationship will keep growing as planned.