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Chinese premier arrives in India for visit

12-15-2010 19:01 BJT

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Premier Wen Jiabao has arrived in New Delhi for an official visit to India at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The trip is expected to boost political mutual trust and understanding while cementing cooperation in economy and trade between the two neighbors.

Upon his arrival at the airport, Wen released a written statement, saying the visit is aimed at promoting friendship, expanding cooperation, building on past achievements and opening up new dimensions for mutual benefit and common development of the two countries.

During the visit, Wen will meet with Indian President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi. The Chinese Premier will hold talks with Indian leaders on bilateral ties and cooperation as well as on international and regional issues of common concern.

The two nations are expected to sign a series of economic and trade agreements. Wen will attend activities marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-India diplomatic ties. Border issues will be discussed during the visit. India is the first leg of Wen's two-nation trip, which will also take him to Pakistan.



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