India, China Seek Normalization of Ties Amidst Taiwan’s Greetings

India and China Aim for Normalization of Ties Amidst Taiwan’s Diplomatic Moves

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, Randhir Jaiswal, responded to China’s congratulatory message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. Jaiswal expressed appreciation for the message and reaffirmed India’s commitment to pursue efforts towards normalizing ties between the two countries.

Taiwan’s Diplomatic Outreach and China’s Response

Taiwan’s congratulatory message to Narendra Modi triggered a diplomatic skirmish between Taiwan and China. China’s embassy in India emphasized that Taiwan is an integral part of China’s territory and that the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the entirety of China.

Response from Taiwan and Prime Minister Modi

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister criticized China’s reaction as unwarranted and declared that the exchange between the leaders of two democracies was a cordial gesture. Prime Minister Modi thanked Taiwan’s Chingte Lai for his message and expressed his desire for closer ties and mutually beneficial partnerships in the economic and technological sectors.

Swearing-in Ceremony for Prime Minister Modi

The swearing-in ceremony for Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take place on Sunday evening. Amidst the diplomatic exchanges, the focus remains on the normalization of India-China relations based on mutual respect, interest, and sensitivity.

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