Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Cheng Xiaodong today mentioned that Beijing was working with New Delhi to enhance the bilateral ties that were guided by the “neighbourhood diplomacy with Chinese characteristics”.
Cheng today made it clear that India was an important neighbor to which China attaches great importance. Cheng and other ministers were briefing the media on President Xi Jinping’s visit to Vietnam and Laos from November 10 to 14.
“India is an important neighbour of China. China attaches great importance to its relations with India and we are already working with India to promote the constant progress of bilateral relations guide by the neighbourhood diplomacy with Chinese characteristics,” Cheng told the media.
Xi will attend the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam, from November 10 to 11. This will be Xi’s first official foreign visit after his re-election at last month’s National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The ties between India and China took a hit when their Armies had an over two-month face-off at Doklam in the Sikkim section of their border.