High-ranking officials from China and India vowed on Monday to advance the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries as they met in Beijing.
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin and Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh held strategic talks in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
Liu said China is ready to work with India to advance the partnership to a new level.
Sujatha said all political parties in India share a common ground on advancing India-China strategic cooperative partnership. He expressed the belief that no matter which political party comes to the rein through the general election later this year, India's policy toward China will not be changed.
He reiterated the Indian government's view of attaching high priority to its relations with China. He said the Indian government is working to consolidate the strategic cooperative partnership that is oriented to peace and prosperity.
Liu said China is ready to maintain the momentum of high-level contact and exchange of visit with India, enhance mutual trust on strategic level, expand practical cooperation and friendly exchanges and strengthen communication and cooperation on major regional and international issues. He said China is ready to work with India to properly manage and address disputes.
Liu said bilateral relations have seen a very good beginning this year, which marks the Year of Friendly Exchanges between China and India. He said that in recent years, China-India relations have remained stable, healthy and embarked on an ascending track.(CNTV.cn, Xinhua News Agency April 14, 2014)