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Yang Jiechi Holds Discussion with Representatives from Indian Industry, Commerce and Culture Sectors
2016/09/17

On September 16, 2016, State Councilor Yang Jiechi held discussion in Mumbai with representatives from Indian industry, commerce and culture sectors.

Yang Jiechi pointed out that in recent years, China-India relations have generally maintained a healthy, stable and rapid development. Both countries have witnessed continued growth in bilateral trade, significantly intensified people-to-people and cultural exchanges, as well as constantly progressed cooperation in various fields. At present, both China and India focus on reform and development, as well as the improvement of people's livelihood. Both sides should seize opportunities to further enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields including economy, trade, investment and finance, translate various plans and goals into actions and results, and make efforts to make the cake of China-India cooperation bigger, so as to achieve mutual benefit and win-win result. At the same time, both sides should continuously deepen people-to-people and cultural exchanges and consolidate the basis of public support for bilateral friendship.

Yang Jiechi expressed that China welcomes Indian industry and commerce sectors to invest and start businesses in China, and encourages Chinese entrepreneurs to enter the Indian market. It is hoped that Indian people from all walks of life can give more concerns and support to the cause of China-India friendship and play a more positive role in promoting bilateral cooperation.

Representatives from Indian industry, commerce and culture sectors present at the discussion noted that both as great countries, India and China are standing at an important historic stage of national rejuvenation. Both sides should strengthen all-round cooperation to achieve mutual benefit and win-win result. India and China have enjoyed rapid development in economic and trade cooperation as well as people-to-people and cultural exchanges in recent years, but there is still much room for progress. The "Belt and Road" initiative and the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor proposed by China as well as the "Made in India", "Digital India" and "Smart City" proposed by India offer opportunities for the two sides to deepen bilateral cooperation. It is hoped that both sides can constantly deepen cooperation in infrastructure, information industry, finance, pharmacy and other fields, and in the meantime actively expand tourism and cultural exchanges, so as to further promote exchanges and friendship between the two peoples.

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