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BJP welcomes China's new leader Xi Jinping

Posted on Nov 15, 06:32PM | UNI

The BJP today welcomed Xi Jinping taking over as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and expressed hope that bilateral ties between the two neighbours would be further strengthened and pending issues resolved amicably.

"We welcome Mr Xi Jinping taking over as the new General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. India always places great importance to our relations with China in its foreign policy and when the BJP was in office we had built cooperative relations with China," BJP spokesperson Tarun Vijay said.

He said now that the mantle of leadership in China has passed to a younger generation, the BJP will continue to work together for strengthening bilateral ties.

Xi Jinping, 59, is slated to become President of China in March