China calls for India to work ‘in same direction’ to restore ties

Agencies – Responding to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s comments on August 18, 2022 saying relations with China were in “an extremely difficult phase” and there were “many reasons” for both countries to work together, the Chinese government said it hoped India would work with it in “ the same direction” to bring relations back on track at “an early date”.

He said both sides had “the wisdom and capability to reinforce each other better than wear each other down”. “It is hoped that the Indian side can work with China in the same direction to follow through on the common understanding between our two leaders on being each other’s cooperative partners, not causing threats to each other, and presenting each other with development opportunities, so that China-India relations can come back to the right track of sound and steady development at an early date and uphold the common interest of China, India and the developing world.”

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