India: External Affairs Minister of India S. China has agreed to Jaishankar’s statement on the Asian centenary. China has said that the Asian century is not possible if the two neighboring countries do not join hands. Along with this, it also issued a statement that talks are going on effectively between the two countries to resolve the border standoff in East Ladakh. s. Jaishankar delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Indian Perspective of the Indo-Pacific’ at the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. After this, while answering the questions of journalists on Thursday, he said, ‘The Asian century will happen then. When China and India will come together. What has China done on the border? After that the relations between the two countries are in a very difficult phase.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has given a statement
s. On Jaishankar’s statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in a press conference that the Asian century is not possible without China and India coming together. He said, ‘China and India are two ancient civilizations, two emerging economies and two large neighbours. China and India have far more common interests than differences. Both are better for each other. Instead of posing a threat to each other, both should try to strengthen each other.
S Jaishankar said this
s. Jaishankar had said on China’s objection that the entire Indo-Pacific region would benefit from the Quad. Any objection to the activities of the Group of Four is a unilateral protest against collective and cooperative efforts. To this, Wang replied, ‘China’s position on the quad is clear. I would like to emphasize that in a world of peace, cooperation and openness, there will be no support if anyone tries to form small groups.