New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, has proposed a four-point agenda to strengthen India-China relations.
"My four-point vision for future China-India cooperation is — sign a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, negotiate a bilateral free trade agreement, enhance connectivity and work for early harvest on boundary issue," Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said at the "Beyond Wuhan: How Far and Fast Can China-India Relations Go?" seminar in New Delhi today.
India should think of signing a treaty of friendship with China. We had already given the draft to India ten years ago, Lou Zhaohui added.
“Beyond Wuhan: How Far and Fast Can China-India Relations Go” seminar co-held by my embassy & ICS @ics_delhi, FICCI @ficci_india, FCC @FCCNewDelhi, IAFAC @vijaynaikdelhi will start soon. Great minds will share ideas on future of #China-#India relations. pic.twitter.com/Emic6NuYXd— Luo Zhaohui (@China_Amb_India) June 18, 2018
He further added that India and China should give full priority to cultural exchange mechanisms to enhance collaboration in numerous sectors. He also said that his country would continue to promote religious exchanges and facilitate pilgrimages by Indians to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
We should give full play to high-level people-to-people & cultural exchange mechanism to enhance exchanges in fields of movie, sports, tourism, museum, youth. We will continue promote religious exchanges, arrange pilgrims by Indian Yatris to #KailashManasarovar in China's Tibet.— Luo Zhaohui (@China_Amb_India) June 18, 2018
Concerning the India-China boundary issue, the Chinese ambassador said that finding a mutually acceptable solution is crucial.
"We need to control, manage and narrow differences through expanding cooperation. The boundary question was left over by history. We need to find a mutually acceptable solution through Special Representatives Meeting while adopting confidence-building measures," Luo Zhaohui said.