Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates President Draupadi Murmu

Xi, in the message, said that China and India are important neighbors to each other and that “a healthy and stable relationship between China and India serves the fundamental interests of both sides. countries and peoples”.

Xi, in the message, said that China and India are important neighbors to each other and that “a healthy and stable relationship between China and India serves the fundamental interests of both sides. countries and peoples”.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to India’s new President Draupadi Murmu, Chinese state media reported.

The message marked Mr. Xi’s first known direct communication with India since an offer of assistance during the second wave of COVID-19 in April 2021.

Xi, in the message, said that China and India are important neighbors to each other and that “a healthy and stable relationship between China and India serves the fundamental interests of both sides. countries and peoples, and is also conducive to regional and global peace, stability”. and development”.

He added that he attaches “great importance to China-India relations” and is “willing to work with President Murmu to enhance political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, properly handle differences and push forward Sino-Indian relations on the right track”.

Mr. Xi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have not spoken directly since the beginning of the Line of Effective Control (LAC) crisis in April 2020. The two leaders could, however, meet in September at the Organization’s summit. cooperation from Shanghai to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, which is expected to be held as an in-person event.

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