visit to have "significant" impact on ties: China
Jan 15: China today hailed the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, saying it would have a "long-term and significant"
impact on the bilateral relations.
time is not long (period of visit), but the content is rich,"
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters
after Singh concluded his maiden three-day trip here with
a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
'Shared Vision for 21st Century', a joint document signed
by the two countries, "is a message to the outside world
that the two sides will intensify their cooperation to build
a harmonious world," he said.
the documents and MoUs signed during Singh's visit for cooperation
in different fields as a "milestone," he said "it
is a signal of the big step forward in the history of bilateral
visit is going to have a long-term and significant impact
on the bilateral relations which will be very important for
future development of bilateral ties," Qin said.
if China was willing to support a larger role for India in
the UN Security Council, he said, "I think this is quite
clear in the document (on shared vision). India is a major
developing country. China understands and supports the aspirations
of India to play a larger role in international organisations,
think it is quite clear. You can find the answer in the document,
if you study it carefully enough," he told the questioner,
and also added that, in recent years, "there are similar
versions in documents or agreements of the two countries."
the border issue, Qin said both sides believe that they should
proceed from the perspective of overall interests of the two
countries to find "an equitable and fair solution"
acceptable to them.
countries also agree that before settling the boundary issue,
they should maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas
and "not to let the border issue to be an obstacle to
the development of bilateral ties."
said Singh's visit and talks here were a "reflection
of the political will" of both sides to "press ahead"
with their bilateral ties. India and China view their ties
from a strategic and long term perspective.
if Pakistan, considered a close ally of Beijing, should be
worried over the growing friendship between China and India,
the Chinese spokesman said all the three countries were important
and friendly neighbours and "they are also partners in
is willing to see improvement of relations between India and
Pakistan and China will be happy to see stability and peace
in South Asia," Qin said, adding Beijing would maintain
friendly relations with both India and Pakistan.
and Pakistan have "all weather friendship" and "we
hope traditional friendship and cooperation can develop and
be intensified constantly. Countries in the region should
join hands to be devoted to peace and development of the region.
This is the common aspiration of people in the region,"