China Seeks Dialogue with SAARC Countries

    China wants to boost cooperation and conduct dialogue with member countries of the South Asian Associate of Regional Cooperation, Xinhua reports.

    “In a spirit of equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, China will conduct dialogue and exchange, expand substantial cooperation with the SAARC in a bid to contribute more to regional peace, stability and development,” a spokesperson of China’s foreign ministry was quoted by Xinhua as saying.

    China was among the observers at the annual meeting of SAARC ministers held in Bhutan April 28-29.

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