Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the India-China boundary is yet to be demarcated due to which there will always be problems and the two countries should implement the consensus between their leadership to not let differences escalate into conflicts.
He also said that China is ready to manage all issues through dialogue with India.
Wang, who is currently on a tour of Europe, made the remarks during an interaction at the French Institute of International Relations in Paris on Monday.
In response to a question on China’s relations with India and Japan, the minister did not directly refer to the latest provocative move by the Chinese military in eastern Ladakh.
“China-India relations have recently attracted the attention of all parties,” Wang said.
“The boundary between China and India has not yet been demarcated, so there will always be problems of this kind. We are ready to manage all kinds of issues through dialogue with the Indian side”, he said.
At the same time, these issues should be placed in their proper place in bilateral relations, he said, adding that President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met many times and reached many important consensus.
“For example, instead of “the dragon and the elephant compete with each other”, “the dragon and the elephant dance together”, “1 plus 1 is not 2, but 11” and so on. These are all philosophical views,” he said.
“For example, the leaders of the two countries agreed that bilateral cooperation outweighs differences and common interests outweigh conflicts.
“Differences should be managed and controlled, and in particular, differences should not escalate into conflicts. I think that various departments of the two countries should implement these important consensuses,” Wang said.