China’s top diplomat in Bangladesh, Li Jiming, said he is a big fan of India and believes the two countries can work closely together to solve economic and geopolitical issues. China has no strategic rivalry with India and does not want to see a ‘heavily armed’ Bay of Bengal, according to the envoy in Dhaka. The remarks came as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar made a strong statement about the India-China relationship to China’s outgoing ambassador to India Sun Weidong during a farewell call at South Block.
Sun Weidong said in his farewell remarks that it is natural for India and China to disagree, but that they should seek common ground and not allow their relationship to deteriorate.
Sun Weidong said in his farewell remarks that it is natural for India and China to disagree, and that they should seek common ground rather than allowing disagreements to define their relationship.
Sun believes that there is enough room in the world for China and India to grow together.
“…rather than defining China-India relations by differences, the two sides should strive to manage and resolve differences and seek a proper solution through dialogue and consultation. The two countries must respect each other’s political systems and development paths, as well as uphold the principle of non-interference in each other’s internal affairs “he stated.
According to Jaishankar, normalising India-China relations is in the best interests of both countries and the region.
During this heated exchange, China’s envoy in Bangladesh, Li Jiming, stated that China does not regard India as a strategic rival or competitor. “We never regard India as a strategic rival or competitor of China,” ambassador Li said during a meeting. “India is a country that I adore. We can collaborate more closely to address economic and geopolitical issues “He stated.