China News Service, Beijing, January 29 (Huang Yuqin) In response to Indian Foreign Minister Su Jaishan’s recent statement on China-India relations, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 29th that border issues should not be linked to bilateral relations.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian

  According to reports, on the 28th, Indian Foreign Minister Jaishan Suh delivered a keynote speech at the 13th Annual All-India China Studies Conference, systematically expounding India-China relations.

Jaishan Su said that cooperation and competition coexist in India-China relations.

The exchanges between the two countries in the fields of trade and tourism have grown rapidly, and there is consensus on multilateral issues.

At the same time, there are also obvious differences in interests and aspirations.

India-China relations are at a real crossroads, and the choices made will have a profound impact on both countries and the world.

Su Jaishan also put forward three "decisive" factors and eight basic principles for the development of India-China relations.

  At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held on the 29th, some reporters asked questions about the remarks made by the Indian Foreign Minister.

Zhao Lijian responded that Foreign Minister Su Jiesheng emphasized the importance of China-India relations and demonstrated that India attaches great importance to China-India relations. China affirmed this.

  "At the same time, I want to emphasize that the border issue should not be linked to bilateral relations. This is an important experience in the continuous development of relations between the two countries over the past years." Zhao Lijian said that he hopes that the Indian side will meet the Chinese side in the same direction, properly manage differences, and promote pragmatism. Cooperation to push bilateral relations back on track.