Bishkek, June 14 : China wants to forge closer development partnership with India, particularly in areas such as investment, industries and tourism, and jointly promote regional inter-connectivity through construction of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor to make a bigger cake of common interests.
Chinese president Xi Jinping said the two nations needed to constantly broaden the channels for cooperation, as cooperation between the two countries can not only boost their respective development, but also will contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and the world.
Xi made the remarks on Thursday during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the 19th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Kyrgyz capital, Xinhua reported.
As important representatives of developing nations and emerging market economies, China and India, said Xi, need to come together to safeguard free trade and multilateralism, and protect the legitimate development rights of developing countries.
Modi also said the two sides should explore new sectors for cooperation, and properly handle their differences.
Noting that next year marks the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, Modi said the two countries should make a good plan for celebration to step up their people-to-people exchanges. (UNI)