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Ties with India on 'very good term': Chinese ambassador

Source: PTI
October 21, 2009 17:06 IST
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Notwithstanding recent recriminations, China on Wednesday said its relations with India were on a "very good term" and that the leaders of the two countries were committed to advance the ties in a "cooperative and mutually beneficial" manner.

"Nothing should be worried or concerned (about)," said Chinese Ambassador to India Zhang Yan in New Delhi when asked to comment about the recent war of words between India and China on Arunachal Pradesh and some other issues.

"Our relationship is on a very good term and our leaders and officers-in-charge, including the Chinese embassy, are committed to advance our relationship in a cooperative and mutually beneficial way," he said.

China recently objected to the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Arunachal. India responded strongly to it and even went ahead to question China's participation in projects in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Zhang said India and China have a lot of common positions on climate change issues and both sides were committed to work closely for the success of the December Copenhagen Summit.

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