BEIJING: China said on Monday that it is willing to work together with India to increase mutual political trust, resolve their differences appropriately, and protect bilateral relations. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made this remark at a regular press conference.
A Western media journalist sought China’s response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that Indian soldiers gave a befitting reply to those who challenged the sovereignty of the country. Modi, while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 74th Independence Day, said that the army has given a befitting reply to those who challenge the sovereignty of the country ‘from LOC to LAC’.
Prime Minister Modi had said, “Anyone who raised his eyes on the sovereignty of the country from LOC (Line of Control) to LAC (Line of Actual Control) was answered in his own language. “On a question, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao said,” We have taken cognizance of the Prime Minister’s address. ” He said, “We are close neighbors, we are an emerging country with a population of over one billion. Therefore, the progress of bilateral relations is not only in the interest of the people of both countries but it is also in the interest of stability, peace and prosperity of the region and the world as a whole. ” Zhao said, “The right path for both sides is to respect and support each other as it serves our long-term interests.”
“Therefore China is ready to work together with India to increase mutual political trust, resolve differences appropriately, and safeguard practical cooperation and the interests of bilateral relations in the long run,” the spokesperson said.