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India, China reaffirm commitment to cordial relations

In the backdrop of recent spat over territory disputes, India and China on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to resolve border disputes amicably through dialogue and to build cordial bilateral relations.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2009 20:33 IST

In the backdrop of recent spat over territory disputes, India and China on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to resolve border disputes amicably through dialogue and to build cordial bilateral relations.

A visiting delegation from China led by Peoples' Liberation Army deputy chief Gen Ge Zhen Feng met Defence Minister A K Antony in New Delhi, when the two sides expressed their respective governments' position vis-a-vis the border dispute, which they termed as "a remnant of history."

During the meeting, Gen Feng said China was interested in building cordial relations with India on all fronts and that the present generation of political leadership in both countries would solve the border dispute through dialogue.

Antony reciprocated by saying India did not want to escalate differences and would work together to strengthen cooperation in various areas to the benefit of both countries, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said in a statement in New Delhi.

Gen Feng, who is on a six-day visit from December 1 to 6, said the Chinese Government would observe the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and China in 2010 as an important occasion to strengthen people-to-people contact between the two countries.