China-India ties must not be affected by 'noises': Official (Second Lead)

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Mon, Dec 3 2012 18:36 IST | 4 Views | Add comment
Beijing, Dec 3

China-India ties should not be affected by "noises", said Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo Monday as he called for further cooperation between the two neighbours for common development.

Dai made the remarks as he held talks with India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon in Beijing, reported Xinhua.

Dai said the two sides should have a clear idea about some parties' intentions of undermining China-India bilateral ties. They should also remember that there is more consensus than dispute, and more cooperation than competition between the two nations, said China's chief border negotiator.

Both China and India have sufficient wisdom and capabilities to handle bilateral ties, make more efforts for mutual benefit and prevent "noise" from diverting friendly cooperation and common development, he added.

Every step forward in the two countries' development as well as bilateral ties will contribute to the peace, security and cooperation in the entire world, Dai said.

Ahead of Menon's visit to Beijing, India and China Nov 30 ended a second meeting of their working group and discussed steps to maintain peace along their disputed border.

At the second meeting of the working mechanism for consultation and coordination on India-China border affairs held in New Delhi, the two sides also exchanged ideas on ways to maintain border peace and tranquillity.

The two countries reviewed developments on the China-India border since the first meeting of the working group, an Indian official said.

India and China have held 15 rounds of boundary talks. But tensions persist.

China has shown Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as part of its territory in maps on new e-passports.

India countered it by issuing visa to Chinese nationals containing Indian maps including these regions.

During the Monday meeting, Dai spoke of the two countries' "creative" practices in coping with disparities and contradictions, saying China and India do not allow problems to influence bilateral ties.

The experience of handling and controlling disparities between China and India has made an important contribution to enriching the theories and practices of international relations, Dai said.

In the process of developing the relationship, China and India are committed to pushing forward a solution to existing problems, he said.

He noted that 15 rounds of talks had been held between special representatives on China-India border issues, and the two sides had accumulated consensus in the framework for solving the issues.

The two countries launched the mechanism of meetings between special representatives on border issues in 2003.

China and India, Dai added, are committed to protecting peace and stability in border areas and promoting military mutual trust.

"China and India's independence and peaceful development, as well as making their two-fifths of the world's population live in abundance, will be huge contributions to world peace and development," Dai said.

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