BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- China and India should be each other's partner in pursuing their respective dreams and each other's important opportunity for growing respective economies, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
The two countries should collectively make due contribution to Asia's revitalization and prosperity, Wang said at a press conference on the sidelines of the country's annual legislative session.
The historic meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year has created a new model of high-level interactions between the two countries, enhanced the mutual trust and friendship of leaders of the two countries, and set the direction for future relations, Wang said.
Government departments on both sides have done a lot and made considerable progress in following through on many of the understandings reached by the leaders, he said.
"The priority now is to see that the strategic understandings of our leaders trickle down to our people and become a common view and conscious efforts," Wang said.
China will work with India to comprehensively strengthen pragmatic cooperation and people-to-people exchange, so that "our friendship and cooperation will surge ahead like the Yangtze and the Ganges, giving strong and sustained impetus to our relationship." Wang added.