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Li Keqiang Holds Telephone Talks with Newly-appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

On the afternoon of May 29, 2014, Premier Li Keqiang held telephone talks with newly-appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.

Li Keqiang congratulated Modi on his assumption of the new office. He said that through the joint efforts of China and India, the two countries have made considerable progress in the bilateral relations over the recent years, and have jointly explored a balanced way of actively expanding cooperation while properly managing and controlling differences to get along with each other. Both boasting ancient civilizations with a long history, China and India are the two largest developing countries and dynamic emerging markets in the world today, which makes them natural cooperative partners. The joint cooperation and common development of China and India not only benefit the two peoples but will also make great contributions to resolving the development problems of mankind.

Li Keqiang pointed out that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the release of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence jointly advocated by China, India and Myanmar. China is willing to enhance mutual trust with India and regard each other's development as opportunities, to develop closer cooperation and jointly promote the construction of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, to strengthen exchanges in fields such as people-to-people and cultural engagement and search for more converging interests, and to make joint contributions to regional and world peace, stability and prosperity.

Modi thanked Li Keqiang for his congratulations and said that India and China are friendly neighbors with time-honored friendly exchanges between the two peoples. India is delighted with China's development achievements and is willing to learn from China's successful experience. Developing relations with China is one of the important tasks in India's diplomacy. India's new government attaches high importance to the India-China relations from a strategic height, and is willing to work with China to comprehensively promote bilateral cooperation in all fields and solve existing problems through dialogues, so as to realize friendly and harmonious co-existence and common development of the two countries.

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