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Left Doklam behind, working with India to take relationship forward, says China

On commenting the Dokalam episode, Zhanwu said: "Yes we have left that behind and are working together to take forward the bilateral relationship".


By   |  Updated On : September 23, 2017 07:28 PM
Working with India to take relationship forward post-Dokalam, says China

Working with India to take relationship forward post-Dokalam, says China

New Delhi :  

The Chinese Consul General, Ma Zhanwu, said that both China and India are working together to "take forward" their relationship leaving behind the Dokalam episode.

According to Ma Zhanwu, cooperation and exchanges between two countries can be further enhanced by working together.

"India and China are working together. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping had a meeting on September 5 to discuss how to enhance the relationship," Zhanwu said here last night while addressing an event to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. 

"As long as the two countries work together, we will able to enhance and develop exchanges and cooperation," he said. 

On commenting the Dokalam episode, Zhanwu said: "Yes we have left that behind and are working together to take forward the bilateral relationship".

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At the 9th BRICS Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met President Xi. Both the leaders had agreed to put more effort to strengthen the cooperation between their security personnel and ensure that the incident such as Dokalam does not reoccur.

Since June 16 the Chinese and Indian troops were engaged in a prolonged standoff in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector after the Indian side stopped the construction of a road by Chinese Army.

On August 28, India's External Affairs Ministry announced that New Delhi and Beijing have decided on "expeditious disengagement" of their border troops in the disputed Dokalam area.

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First Published: Saturday, September 23, 2017 06:23 PM


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