Wang Qishan Meets with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of India

On April 23, 2018, Vice President Wang Qishan met in Zhongnanhai with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of India.

Wang Qishan expressed that President Xi Jinping will hold an informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is believed that the two leaders will reach more strategic consensus on bilateral relations and major issues of common concern. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, China continues to give top priority to development, and has been advancing the five-sphere integrated plan. President Xi Jinping announced several major measures at the Boao Forum for Asia, aiming to promote cooperation and development, and safeguard peace and stability so as to build a community with a shared future for mankind. China expects India to play a greater role within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and jointly maintain multilateral trade system. It is hoped that the two countries will march toward the goal of building closer development partnership.

Sushma Swaraj expressed that India has always attached great importance to its relations with China and stands ready to, together with China, maintain high-level exchanges, increase strategic mutual trust, and well implement the consensus of the meeting between the leaders of the two countries.

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