Chinese Defence Ministry on Thursday expressed its willingness to stabilize Indo-China military ties on the sidelines of the on-going visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Wuhan city.
China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency quoted China’s Ministry of National Defense spokesperson Wu Quian saying, “Stabilizing military relations between China and India and maintaining peace in the border areas are the shared aspirations of people from both countries.”
Wu further acknowledged the few hiccups in the bilateral relations of Indo-China as he continued to say that. “Despite some difficulties and obstacles in the bilateral military relationship, we are willing to deepen understanding, enhance mutual trust, properly handle differences.”
He reiterated the need for the stable development of military ties as he called upon the leaders of India and China to reach a consensus regarding their bilateral ties.
Wu made these comments while addressing a press conference.
Prime Minister Modi is currently on a two-day visit to China as part of which he is scheduled to hold ‘informal talks’ with China’s President Xi Jinping.
He arrived at Wuhan early on Friday (2200 hrs IST on Thursday). Later in evening, he will meet Xi at Hubei Provincial Museum.