Xi Jinping extends congratulations to new Indian president
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Droupadi Murmu on her taking office as Indian president.
Noting that China and India are each other's important neighbors, Xi said that a healthy and stable China-India relationship serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples and is conducive to regional and world peace, stability and development.
Xi added he attaches great importance to China-India relations and is ready to work with President Murmu to enhance political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, properly handle differences and push bilateral relations forward on the right track.
Murmu on Monday took oath as the 15th President of India. She is India's second female president and the first person from India's tribal community to take up the country's top constitutional post.