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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

5th India-China Strategic Dialogue held in New Delhi

The 5th India-China Strategic Dialogue was held in New Delhi on 20 August 2013. Maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control in the border areas figured prominently during the talks. India and China also discussed covered bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. The two nations discussed several issues including enhancing understanding on the utilization of trans-border river waters, expanding bilateral trade and investment while addressing problems of the large and growing deficit faced by India, ways of maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the India-China border areas, methods of boosting cultural cooperation as well as people-to-people exchanges and expansion of scientific and technological cooperation.
India and China also discussed the possibility of a visit to China, later this year, by Prime Minster Dr. Manmohan Singh. The potential and prospect for BCIM economic cooperation was also touched upon.

India and China took stock of developments in bilateral ties since the successful visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to India.
Future cooperation in the BRICS framework, ways of ensuring an open, inclusive and transparent architecture in the Asia-Pacific region and the outlook for Afghanistan in 2014 and beyond were other areas of discussion between India and China.

The 6th India-China Strategic Dialogue will be held at Beijing at a mutually convenient time.


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