|The 20th Special Representatives' Meeting on the China-India Boundary Questions Held in New Delhi|
On December 22, 2017 local time, the 20th Special Representatives' Meeting on the China-India Boundary Questions was held in New Delhi. Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and State Councilor Yang Jiechi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of India made in-depth exchanges of views on China-India relations, China-India boundary questions as well as international and regional issues of common concern.
Both sides believed that under the guidance of leaders of both countries, China-India relations have kept a steady growth momentum in general in recent years. Common grounds between China and India far outweigh their differences. Both countries should remain committed to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence to better manage and handle differences in the spirit of mutual respect and accommodation of each other's concerns. Both sides should further strengthen strategic communication, boost strategic mutual trust, advance exchanges and cooperation in various fields on all fronts and jointly achieve common development, so as to make contributions to boosting Asia's development and facilitating world peace and prosperity.
Both sides believed that settling border questions at an early date serves the fundamental interests of both countries. The two sides should strengthen coordination and communication, properly handle relevant border questions, and well safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas. 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 strengthen strategic dialogue and communication, in a bid to create favorable conditions for greater and closer development of China-India relations.