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China, India Foreign Ministers meet in Myanmar
August 9, 2014, 4:58 pm

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the series of ASEAN Foreign Ministers' meetings on East Asia cooperation in Myanmar’s capital of Nay Pyi Taw on 9 August 2014 [Xinhua]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meet in Myanmar’s capital of Nay Pyi Taw on 9 August 2014 [Xinhua]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the series of ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meetings on East Asia cooperation in Myanmar’s capital of Nay Pyi Taw on Saturday. The Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met earlier last month in Brazil during the 6th BRICS Summit.

“China and India, the two biggest developing countries who are neighbors, if join hands in cooperation, will make the world more balanced, secure and stable,” Wang told Swaraj during the sidelines of a regional meet in Myanmar.

Wang joined foreign ministers and other top diplomats from US, Russia, Japan, India, Australia, the European Union and Southeast Asia among others.

New Delhi and Beijing should push for cooperation in railways, industrial parks, trade and investment, the Chinese Foreign Minister told his Indian counterpart, state media reports said.

Wang also said New Delhi supported Beijing’s view that countries in the region should hold dear the hard-won stability of Asia and prevent it from “disruption and damage”.

Four ASEAN nations and China have territorial disputes leading to rising tension in the South China Sea.

“Currently the situation in the South China Sea is stable on the whole. There has not been any problem regarding navigation in the South China Sea. Someone has been exaggerating or playing up the so-called tensions in the South China Sea. We don’t agree with such a practice,” Wang said referring to the US’s attempts to shore up support from Vietnam and Philippines against China.

The 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meetings, which kicked off in Myanmar on Friday, has brought together their counterparts from ASEAN’s partner countries to discuss political, security and developmental issues that have significant impact on the region.

 

TBP and Agencies

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