|Premier Li reveals China’s plans for India industrial park
Premier Li Keqiang said in Beijing today he and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had in-depth talks on enhancing mutual trust and cooperation.
The two sides will issue a joint statement on the future development of the China-India strategic and cooperative partnership, he said.
They also signed an agreement on border defense cooperation, which would be conducive to the peace and stability of border areas, according to Li.
China and India agreed to hold a joint counter-terrorism exercise in southwest China, and to launch a dialogue of maritime cooperation at an early date, Xinhua reports.
On economic and trade cooperation, the two sides agreed to make use the strategic and economic dialogue to advance cooperation on trade and investment together.
China would like to enhance cooperation with India on infrastructure construction, including railways, to push the development of the Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar Economic Corridor, he said.
The leaders also discussed the construction of a Chinese industrial park in India to ease the trade imbalance between the two countries.
Regarding cultural and people-to-people exchange, Li said China and India will make 2014 a Year of Friendly Exchange. They will also discuss with Myanmar ways of commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (known in India as the Panchsheel Treaty).
In addition, the two leaders witnessed the signing of an agreement on three sister cities.
Singh arrived in Beijing last night for a three-day official visit to China.