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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 07.11.2015

His Excellency Mr. Li Yuanchao, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (November 6, 2015).

Pointing out that Mr. Yuanchao was the first ever Vice President of China to visit India, the President said India attaches high importance to its relations with China. India-China relations have witnessed all round progress in recent years. The two countries have expanded high level political exchanges. As two emerging economies, relations between the two countries have a regional and a global significance. India-China trade now stands at USD 70.59 billion. India welcomes Chinese companies to participate in ‘Make in India’.

The Chinese Vice President warmly reciprocated the President’s sentiments and said closer ties between the two countries will not only benefit both but also help usher in the Asian Century. He congratulated India on its rapid development and said China is determined to promote cooperation in all fields.

This release issued at 1130 hrs.