Press release on visit of the Foreign Secretary to Beijing

February 24, 2018

Foreign Secretary Shri Vijay Gokhale visited Beijing from 23-24 February 2018 for diplomatic consultations with senior Chinese officials. He held talks with the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Mr. Kong Xuanyou, and called on Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi and State Councillor Mr. Yang Jiechi.

During the consultations, the two sides reviewed recent developments in bilateral relations, including high level exchanges, and discussed the agenda for bilateral engagement in the coming months. Both sides agreed upon the need to expedite various dialogue mechanisms in order to promote multifaceted cooperation across diverse fields of India-China engagement. They noted the need to build on the convergences between India and China and address differences on the basis of mutual respect and sensitivity to each other’s concerns, interests and aspirations. Both sides underlined that as two major countries, sound development of relations between India and China is a factor of stability in the world today. The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest.

Beijing
February 24, 2018