Healthy, stable China-India ties needed, Xi tells Modi


China is willing to work with India on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said healthy and stable relations between China and India are in line with the fundamental interests of their people.
China is willing to work with India on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which were put forward by both countries, to improve political mutual trust, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, and push Sino-Indian ties along a right track, Xi was quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua telling the Indian Prime Minster.
Xi made the remarks during meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the south eastern city of Xiamen after the ninth BRICS summit.
Later, Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said that the two leaders reaffirmed that it is in the interest of both India and China to have good relations. There is a need for closer communication between defence and security personnel of the two countries, the two leaders felt.
When questioned on their stand on Doklam issue, Jaishankar said: “It was a forward-looking conversation and not a backward-looking one.”
Narendra Modi took to Twitter after the bilateral meet was over. “Met President Xi Jinping. We held fruitful talks on bilateral relations between India and China. The various deliberations during the BRICS Summit were extremely productive. Looking forward to building on these in the times to come. I thank the Chinese government & people for their warm hospitality during the BRICS Summit.
Leaving for Myanmar for a bilateral visit,” he wrote in a series of tweets.