BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Border Defense Cooperation Agreement signed by China and India on Wednesday is of great significance for peace and stability along the border between the two countries, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
Hua told a regular press briefing Wednesday afternoon that the agreement confirmed the practice and experience of border issues in law.
"This is of great significance for friendship and trust between the two sides and maintaining peace and stability on the border," Hua said.
She said the signing of the agreement reflected the will and resolution of both sides for a friendly and cooperative relationship.
Over the past few decades, China-India border negotiations have maintained a sound momentum while the general situation on the border remained peaceful and stable. The two sides have conducted effective control over border disputes and safeguarded the general situation of common development, said Hua.
The Border Defense Cooperation Agreement is built on previous agreements signed in 1993, 1996 and 2005 that recognize the principle of mutual and equal security.