Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India Meets with Yang Jiechi

On December 22, 2017 local time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India met in New Delhi with Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who was in India for the 20th Special Representatives' Meeting on the China-India Boundary Questions.

Yang Jiechi conveyed warm greetings of President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to Narendra Modi. Yang Jiechi expressed that the 19th CPC National Congress has established the historic status of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, drawn the blueprint for China's development in the next decades, and announced that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. The Chinese government puts its relations with India in an important position of China's diplomacy in the new era. Over the past few years, President Xi Jinping and Mr. Prime Minister have met for many times, playing a strategic leading role in the development of bilateral relations. China is willing to work with India to strengthen strategic communication, enhance strategic mutual trust and expand practical cooperation in various fields, so as to become good neighbors who coexist in peace, good friends with a long-standing friendship and good partners who promote revitalization together as well as jointly make important contributions to stability and prosperity of Asia and the world.

Narendra Modi asked Yang Jiechi to convey his sincere greetings and best wishes to President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. Congratulating on the complete success of the 19th CPC National Congress and China's entering in the new era, Narendra Modi expressed that India has always attached great importance to its relations with China, and stands ready to work with China to cement India-China mutually beneficial cooperation so as to push bilateral relations for healthy and stable development. Such gestures will also be completely conducive to regional and world stability and development.

On the same day, Yang Jiechi also held the 20th Special Representatives' Meeting on China-India Boundary Questions with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of India. Both sides agreed to continuously give full play to the important role of the special representatives' meeting, maintain the momentum of contact and negotiation and jointly well safeguard peace and tranquility in border areas in a bid to create favorable conditions for greater and closer development of China-India relations.

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