A gathering of experts called for greater salience in India-China ties that would boost trade and bring in prosperity to the region while addressing outstanding issues amicably.
They were taking part in a discussion organised by the India China Economic and Cultural Council here on Wednesday. Former minister of state external affairs Shashi Tharoor was the chief guest.
Setting the tone for discussions on the relations between two fastest growing economies in the world, Zhang Yue, deputy chief of mission, Chinese embassy in New Delhi, said the differences between the two countries should be seen as bickering between brothers.
“We don’t see each other enemies. The differences we have are like the ones between brothers in a family,” the Chinese diplomat said. He called for greater people-to-people contact.
Gautam Bambawale, joint secretary (East Asia division) in the foreign ministry dwelt at length about the positives that emerged in the ties between the two countries.