Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui on Tuesday underlined the need to strengthen civilisational relations between India and China, saying that growth of the same old seeds of spiritual and physical contact between the two oldest living civilisations.
While participating in a discussion on ‘India-China relations: the approach of civilization’ here at the Embassy of China, Mr Zhaoohi said civilisations have two sides — spiritual and physical. He said that the interests of the civilisations, especially the Indian civilisation, have brought them into the foreign service of China. From the civilization of the Ganges, the people of the Indus Valley attracted him with the civilization of Harappan Mohenjodaro.
Former President of India Council for Cultural Relations in the discussion Prof Lokesh Chandra, former president of Observer Research Foundation Sudindar Kulkarni, senior journalist Manoj Joshi and Manish Chand, president of China Department of Jawaharlal Nehru University Prof B R Deepak and Dr of the National Museum Binay Sahay took part.
Chinese Embassy Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission G Bijian, Senior Counselor Zhu Shiohong, Press Councilor G Rong and Press Director Yiliang Son were also present.
Mr Zhaohui said that there was a lot of civilizational exchanges between 3000 and 3000 years between India and China, and a lot of things were also shared. “We should learn from history to move forward. Due to this thought the Wuhan Summit was organized.”
He described the organizing of Second Asian Civilization Dialogue by China President Xi Jinping as the result of this idea.
He also called globalization and trade as part of the same civilizational approach and said that there are fluctuations in contemporary relations, but unfortunately it is said that globalization and commercial fluctuations are being called the struggle of civilizations.
They stressed the need to highlight the history of civilizational relations between India and China to deal with this, and termed pending issues between the two countries as very trivial and inaccurate in the history of cooperation.
Chinese Ambassador who is a researcher of Indian Fine Arts, is returning to Beijing as the Deputy Foreign Minister after two years of India’s eight-year tenure. In his tenure, he mentioned the efforts of promoting civilizational contacts between the two countries and said that the strengthening of cultural relations between the two countries will benefit the entire human race.
He expressed disappointment at the indifference of the Indian government for promoting trade through Nathu La pass in Sikkim. He also hoped to include the business ahead of 30 items and also to improve the communication network in the border area. They gave an example of the excellent arrangements for the people of Kailash Mansarovar for Nathu La in Namibia in Tibet region of China.
Prof Lokesh Chandra highlighted the form of cultural exchanges between India and China. He said that the concept of market or hot reach from China to India. He described the reign of Emperor Sea Gupta as the golden period of cooperation between India and China.
Mr Kulkarni said that he hopes that the second informal summit between India and China will strengthen Wuhan’s spirit in September this year. They urged China to play an effective role in strengthening the civilizational contact between India and Pakistan.
It is necessary that we all need to contact each other and learn how to remove the flaws and accept the efficacy. Mr Kulkarni described the differences between the countries in the countries as small issues.
Prof. Deepak said that it is beyond imagination that in the discussions of civilizations, there is no discussion of civilizations of India and China, and it is also beyond thought that there is no dialogue between India and China’s civilizations.