New Delhi: Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said on the sidelines of the recently concluded informal talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Both China and India are major countries with important influence in the region. The two leaders had in-depth communication on the regional situation.”
He further told news agency ANI, ” China stressed that it sincerely looks forward to good relations between China and India, China and Pakistan as well as India and Pakistan. We hope to see countries in the region join hands in promoting regional peace and stability and realising development and prosperity.”
Pakistan irked India in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack in February that took lives of 40 CRPF personnel. After that India destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp at Balakot in an aerial strike on February 26.
The relation between India and Pakistan further got strained when the latter intervened in the internal matter of India, that is, abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Weidong added, “China proposes that India and China play a leading role in regional inter-connectivity and work to build a more open connectivity network.”