India and China agree to have regular exchange of visits at top level

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): India and China on Thursday decided to established the mechanism of regular exchange of visits between Heads of State/Government.

In a joint communiqui issued after bilateral discussions at Hyderabad House here, both sides welcomed the opening of the telephone hotline between the Prime Minister of India and Chinese Premier.

They also agreed to have regular consultations between them on issues of importance to both countries and establish the mechanism of annual exchange of visits between the two Foreign Ministers.

As the two largest developing countries in the world, India and China agreed to shoulder important and historical responsibilities of ensuring their comprehensive and sustainable economic and social development.

They also make a vital contribution to advancing peace and development in Asia and in the world at large.

They also welcomed each other's peaceful development and regard it as a mutually reinforcing process.

They believe that their growing relationship offers increasing opportunities to advance their cooperation. There is enough space in the world for the development of both India and China and indeed, enough areas for India and China to cooperate.

They also agreed to intensify their dialogue on various aspects pertaining to this region and work together on realizing their common goals.

As members of the Asian family they agreed to have stronger neighbourly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation. India and China agreed to foster a peaceful and stable regional environment that promotes equality, mutual trust and mutual respect.

India and China expressed their commitment to assisting Afghanistan to become a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation. (ANI)

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