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China-India special envoys to meet in Delhi
February 6, 2014, 7:55 am

India is working with China and its other neighbours including Japan to build a "security architecture" in the strategic Asia-Pacific region to help create an environment of development and prosperity, Menon said earlier in Munich during a security conference [Getty Images]

India is working with China and its other neighbours including Japan to build a “security architecture” in the strategic Asia-Pacific region to help create an environment of development and prosperity, Menon said earlier in Munich during a security conference [Getty Images]

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi will hold high-level talks with the Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon in New Delhi early next week.

The two top officials will meet on the sidelines of the 17th round of border talks on February 10-11. The meeting will be attended by senior officials from the Ministries of External Affairs and Defence.

The two Special Representatives will be aiming to draw a framework for a resolution of the historical boundary dispute. Jiechi had said last year that China is ready to “break new ground” with India on the historical border talks.

This meet constitutes the second step of a long-drawn out three-stage process.

India is working with China and its other neighbours including Japan to build a “security architecture” in the strategic Asia-Pacific region to help create an environment of development and prosperity, Menon said earlier in Munich during a security conference.

Chinese Councillor Jiechi had met Menon in December in South Africa where the two sides had discussed the construction of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, as well as the launch of intergovernmental negotiations on the China-India Regional Trade Arrangement.

As emerging economies, China and India share similar positions on many international and regional issues including Syria, Iran and climate finance. Both China and India have said climate change talks can advance only if rich nations fulfill their promise to provide billions of dollars in finance to developing countries.

China is India’s second largest trading partner and the nations have set a trade target of $100 billion by 2015.

Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister noted earlier in May that in 2012, China, India together accounted for 45 per cent of world growth in purchasing power parity.

 

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