|Wang Yi Meets with Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis of India|
On December 23, 2018 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis of India in Mumbai.
Wang Yi noted that China and India are both ancient civilizations, and we have made important contributions to the historical progress and development of mankind. Today, China and India are the world's two largest developing countries and two major emerging economies. By joining hands to develop together, China and India can change the world.As an important part of China-India relations, bilateral people-to-people and cultural exchanges enjoy huge development potentials.We are willing to work with the Indian side to further expand exchanges in the fields of overseas students, tourism, sister cities, and film and television. It is hoped that Maharashtra would take the lead in the national development of India, as well as in China-India cooperation, so as to make positive contributions to the development of China-India relations.
Devendra Fadnavis said, I have visited China twice and was impressed by China's great development achievements. We are willing to learn from China's experience in such areas as sustainable development and infrastructure construction.It is high time for India and China to strengthen people-to-people and cultural exchanges. The Indian side stands ready to take the implementation of the first meeting of the high-level people-to-people and cultural exchanges mechanism an opportunity to push forward bilateral exchanges and cooperation in such areas as tourism, film making, science and technology and universities.