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China ready for border issue solutions with India

Updated: 2012-11-30 22:46
( Xinhua)

BEIJING -- China is ready to find fair, reasonable and suitable solutions to border issues together with India, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday, ahead of an upcoming China-India meeting on the topic.

Hong Lei made the remarks at a regular press briefing when asked to comment on informal dialogues on special border issues to be held next week in China between Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Shiv Menon,Indian national security adviser. Hong added reports from the dialogues will be released at a proper time.

The spokesman said the frontier area has maintained overall peace and stability for many years, and the two countries have settled on several common views on dealing with border issues through friendly negotiations.

"On the basis of friendly and fair negotiations, mutual respect and understanding, we should keep pushing the border talks forward," Hong said.

Discussing current bilateral relations, Hong described the development of the Sino-Indian partnership as healthy and steady. High-level visits are frequent, business and trade activities are making breakthroughs, and cultural exchanges have kept brisk, according to the spokesman.

As the world's two most populous nations, China and India are both faced with significant opportunities for development, and have many mutual interests. That's why the two sides should further deepen all-round cooperation to seek common development, Hong added.