Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Doklam diplomacy shows relation with India is good, says China

Doklam diplomacy shows relation with India is good, says China

On his part, Wang talked about political settlement to resolve "hotspot and hard issues" and also pitched for dialogue and consultations over use of force.The Chinese foreign minister also stressed on the need to find commonalities in strategic areas.Asked if the Doklam episode came up in the talks, officials did not confirm but said "all issues of mutual interest were discussed". Wang is the first Chinese minister to visit India after the resolution of the Dokalam standoff.

During her discussion with Yi, Sushma underlined that both India and China have passed through a hard phase in their relationship and called for developing ties that is based on trust and respecting sensitivities.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed about recent 19th CPC national congress.

"I know India has problems, we discussed it today, with the concept of One Belt and One Road, but the specific problem in this regard should not make everything else conditional to resolving political issues", he said.

He noted that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is still deep in a vicious circle of demonstrating strength and confrontation, and the outlook is not optimistic.

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China's foreign ministry on Tuesday said the ties between the two countries suffered "severe stress" due to Doklam standoff and efforts to strengthen mutual trust and relationship in 2017 were "not very satisfactory". However, Russia's foreign minister said at a separate gathering that his country would help Pakistan dismantle terror infrastructure in its territory.

At her bilateral meeting with Wang, she emphasised that both India and China must enhance mutual trust so that they can develop a better understanding of each other. "It is well-known that relations between India and Russian Federation are very close and friendly", Sushma said.

Without naming Pakistan, the three Ministers, in a strong-worded joint statement, called for swift and effective implementation of existing worldwide commitments to countering terrorism, including the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and targeted sanctions relating to terrorism.

Releasing the communique at a joint press interaction, Swaraj said, "While discussing terrorism, I put across my view that significant rise in acts of terrorism by terrorist organisations like Taliban, Daesh, al Qaeda and LeT directly undermine worldwide peace and security and endanger ongoing efforts to strengthen the global economy and ensure sustainable growth and development". "India strongly recommends a comprehensive policy for dealing with global terrorism", Swaraj said during her address at the meeting. Indian Government sources said the condemnation of terror and all UN-proscribed outfits in the Communique included the two terror outfits even though they were not mentioned by name.

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