China’s top official is a big supporter of India
The normalisation of India-China relations is in the best interests of both nations as well as the region, Jaishankar told Sun Weidong, the departing Chinese envoy to India.
Li Jiming, China’s top diplomat in Bangladesh, declared his admiration for India and his belief that his country and China can collaborate closely to address geopolitical and economic problems. The envoy stated in Dhaka that China has no strategic rivalry with India and opposes a Bay of Bengal that is “heavily militarised.”
The remarks occurred when China’s departing ambassador to India, Sun Weidong, paid Jaishankar a farewell visit at South Block and expressed his strong opinions about the India-China relationship.
Sun Weidong stated in his final remarks that it is only normal for China and India to have differences and that they should look for areas of agreement rather than letting their differences define their relationship. The world is big enough for China and India to co-develop, according to Sun.
“Instead of defining China-India relations by disagreements, the two sides should work to manage and resolve conflicts and seek a suitable solution through communication and consultation. The two nations must uphold the principle of non-interference in one another’s domestic affairs and respect one another’s political systems and developmental pathways “added he.
India and China’s relations should be normalised, according to Jaishankar, for the sake of the two nations as well as the region.
In the midst of this heated discussion, Li Jiming, the Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh, stated that China does not view India as a strategic adversary or rivalry. In a conversation, ambassador Li stated, “We never regard India as a strategic opponent or competitor of China. “I have a lot of admiration for India. We can cooperate more closely to address geopolitical and economic problems, “added he.