Chinese top lawmaker meets with Indian PM

Updated: 2015-06-16 18:42


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NEW DELHI - The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China Zhang Dejiang on Monday met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

During the meeting, Zhang conveyed the cordial greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to Modi.

He said that the successful visit by President Xi to India last year and the recent visit by Prime Minister Modi to China resulted in important consensus by the two countries on deepening bilateral strategic cooperative partnership.

The two countries have also agreed to build a closer developmental partnership and they are therefore pushing the bilateral relations to a new upward stage, he pointed out.

Zhang said that China is willing to work with India in increasing political trust, deepening pragmatic cooperation, expand exchanges of humanity, while properly controlling and handling disputes, seeking better communication and coordination over regional and international issues.

Modi asked Zhang to convey his good wishes for other Chinese leaders.

He said India always regards China as a great neighbor and important strategic partner and will continue to strengthen cooperation with China in all fields, including economic and trade cooperation, people to people exchanges, culture, tourism and regional governments.