BEIJING: China has invited India to be part of its new initiative to build a Maritime Silk Road which it says is aimed at improving connectivity and trade among Asian nations through the sea on the lines of ancient Silk Route.
The invitation for India to join the Martime Silk Road (MSR) was extended during the just concluded 17th round of border talks between the Special Representatives of the two countries in New Delhi.
China’s Special Representative Yang Jiechi has conveyed Beijing’s wish in this regard to his Indian counterpart Shivshankar Menon, a Chinese official told PTI here.
India’s response was the positive, the official added. Sri Lanka has already conveyed its willingness to back the initiative to build MSR during the just concluded visit of its Foreign Minister G L Peiris here, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told media here yesterday. Read more