On May 19, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and attended the dinner. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on Sino-Indian relations and issues of common concern.
Li Keqiang said that “China and India are important neighbors and the world’s most populous emerging market countries, the relations between the two countries is of strategic significance. The two countries shall strengthen pragmatic cooperation and realize common development, which is benefiting to the well-being of the peoples of the two countries, the stability and prosperity of the region and the world.”
Li Keqiang said that “Progress has been made in the China-India relations in recent years….My current visit to India is to show the world that the mutual trust in the Sino-Indian political relations and we will increase pragmatic cooperation in expanding common interests which is more than the differences between the two countries. The two countries have full willing, wisdom and the ability to work together to foster new Asia Cooperation, to create the new engine of the world economy…”
Singh said that “The Indian Government and people of India are honored for Premier Li Keqiang’s paying his first stop of visit in India. I always think that the world has enough space for common development India and China. India and China are partners, not competitors. Cooperation between the two peoples are important to peace and prosperity of the world. India attaches great importance to developing relations with China and is willing to invest joint efforts with China to push forward pragmatic cooperation, control border difference issues and push the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership to a new level.”