India and China need to build mutual respect, treat each other as equals, and be open and inclusive, Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong said Friday.
Sun said the two countries need peace rather than confrontation and have “wisdom and capability to properly handle differences and not fall into the trap of conflict.”
The Chinese ambassador’s remarks come days after India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi—the countries’ special representatives for the boundary talks—spoke over the phone.
In a nearly 18-minute video posted on the Chinese embassy’s YouTube channel, Sun also said the two countries should be “partners, rather than rivals.”
"We provide each other with development opportunities instead of posing threats. Only by viewing each other with positive, open and inclusive attitude, we can ensure stable and long-term ties and avoid strategic miscalculation,” he said.