He continued, "I have noticed some emerging opinions in recent days, which repudiate the essence of China-India relationship due to the border-related incidents, make false assumptions about China's intentions, exaggerate conflicts and provoke confrontation and regard a close neighbour over thousands of years as 'enemies' and 'strategic threats'. It is not the fact. It is harmful indeed and not helpful. China and India have jointly advocated the five principals of peaceful coexistence and uphold independent foreign policies. We should naturally see each other as positive factor in the changing global landscape and as well as partners in realising our respective dream of development. China hopes itself will develop well and wishes India the same. only through the correct view of each other's intentions with a positive, open, and inclusive attitude we can ensure the stable and long-term development of bilateral relations and avoid any strategic miscalculations.
Weidong further said that China and India need peace rather than confrontation and that cooperation would benefit both, while confrontation would serve neither. He said that the two countries should not allow differences to interfere with bilateral relations. He added that since the boundary question has been left by history, it is now necessary to find a fair and reasonable solution that is acceptable to both through consultation and negotiations.
In the absence of the ultimate solution, both countries agreed to maintain peace and tranquility in the border area, he said. He further added that for China peace is of paramount importance. "We are neither a warlike state nor an assertive country. The right and wrong of the recent incident at the Glawan valley are very clear. China will firmly safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity and ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas."