Ahead of the 9th Brics Summit in Xiamen city, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has said that cooperation between New Delhi and Beijing is important to confront global challenges of anti- globalization and anti-free trade. Stressing that China is willing to strengthen cooperation with India as both the countries are important BRICS members, Luo said, ” “With the joint efforts of both sides, China and India have made great achievements in bilateral pragmatic cooperation in recent years and their cooperation has become even more important against the backdrop of rising anti- globalization and anti-free trade trends in the world.”
The statement of Chinese Envoy to India assumes much significance as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in China to attend the three-day BRICS summit in Xiamen. “China and India need to further promote economic development and achieve a win-win situation from bilateral cooperation as both countries are now focusing on economies,” Xinhua quoted Chinese Envoy as saying.
Expressing his hope that China and India could open a new chapter in the development of bilateral relations ,Chinese Envoy Luo pointed out that bilateral economic and trade cooperation between China and India has entered a new stage with the bilateral trade volume exceeding 70 billion U.S. dollars last year and China becoming India’s largest trading partner.
“The people-to-people exchanges are going on quite well,” Luo said, adding that more than 1 million people exchanged visits between China and India last year. Luo highlighted that both India and China are developing countries, share similar views on regional and international issues and enjoy cooperation in many fields such as globalization, climate change and promoting a new just economic and political international order, as well as in multilateral institutions like the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.