India and China have held numerous rounds of military and diplomatic discussions in the last two-and-half months, but no significant headway has been reached yet.
Wang Yi said that China is ready to manage all issues through dialogue with India. He made these remarks during an interaction at the French Institute of International Relations in Paris on Monday.
He commented hours after the Indian Army announced it had successfully thwarted a Chinese army movement in eastern Ladakh to “unilaterally” change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong lake.
“China-India relations have recently attracted the attention of all parties,” Wang said. “The boundary between China and India has not yet been demarcated, so there will always be problems of this kind.We are ready to manage all kinds of issues through dialogue with the Indian side,” he added.
“Differences should be managed and controlled, and in particular, differences should not escalate into conflicts. I think that various departments of the two countries should implement these important consensuses,” Wang stated.
The foreign minister said that China holds a long history with its neighbours than any other country in the world.
“The long history of exchanges have always left problems of one kind or another. We are ready to work with our neighbours to resolve issues left over from history through friendly consultation in the spirit of building friendship and partnership with them,” he stated.
Keeping in mind that both China and India are major developing countries, he said: “We should jointly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries on the international stage and create a broader space for the development of emerging economies.”
On a positive note, Wang Yi added, “If both China and India can develop, it will be 2.7 billion people moving towards modernization, a spectacle never before seen in the course of human progress. I hope India can see and deal with problems from this perspective.”