Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has shared his belief that commonalities outweighed differences in bilateral relations and expressed confidence that New Delhi-Beijing relations would be able to make progress in future during the virtual farewell call by the Indian Ambassador to Beijing Vikram Misri.
“Our relations comprised both opportunities and challenges and even though certain challenges since last year had overpowered the vast opportunities in the relationship,” said Misri during a virtual meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister.
During the virtual meeting, Wang Yi appreciated Ambassador Misri’s role in promoting and managing the relationship in the last three years and expressed hope that he would continue to make contributions to India-China relations. He also said that commonalities outweighed differences in bilateral relations and expressed confidence that India-China relations would be able to make progress in future.
Ambassador, in particular, highlighted the role played by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in issuing appropriate guidance to achieve full and complete resolution of the current issues at India-China border areas, and underlined his continued hope that complete resolution of these issues as per the understanding between the two Foreign Ministers would be achieved soon, which in turn would help relations to return towards normalisation, which was the common goal of both sides, the statement read.