BEIJING, April 28 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Li Shangfu, who is attending the meeting of the Council of the Defense Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states in New Delhi, India, met with Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on April 27. The two sides exchanged views on relations between the two countries and militaries.
Gen. Li said that as major neighboring countries and important developing countries, China and India share far more common interests than differences. The two sides should view bilateral relations and each other's development from a comprehensive, long-term and strategic perspective, and jointly contribute wisdom and strength to world and regional peace and stability.
Gen. Li pointed out that currently, the situation on China-India border is generally stable and the two sides have maintained communication through military and diplomatic channels. The two sides should take a long-term view, place the border issue in an appropriate position in bilateral relations, and promote the transition of the border situation to normalized management. It is hoped that the two sides will work together to continuously enhance mutual trust between the two militaries and make proper contributions to the development of bilateral relations.