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Talks on boundary issue positive: China

Talks on boundary issue positive: China
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First Published: Tue, Apr 24 2007. 02 56 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 24 2007. 02 56 PM IST
PTI
Beijing: China today described the latest round of Sino-Indian boundary talks as “candid and frank” with the two sides committed to making joint efforts to promote the resolution of the border issue.
“The two sides held candid, frank talks in a friendly atmosphere on the framework for the solution of the boundary issue,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Liu Jianchao said on the Tenth Round of talks between the Special Representatives of India and China.
“They had an in-depth exchange of views and the two sides are committed to making joint efforts to promote the process,” he said on the talks held between National Security Adviser, M K Narayanan and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Dai Bingguo in New Delhi and Coonoor from April 20-22.
Narayanan and Dai continued their discussions for boundary settlement on the basis of the agreement on political parameters and guiding principles.
Liu said Dai paid courtesy calls on Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee during the visit and expressed satisfaction over the rapid development of bilateral ties.
Noting that China and India have good cooperation in the fields of economy, trade and tourism, he said “we have increased mutual trust and both sides agreed to promote the strategic partnership between the two countries”.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 24 2007. 02 56 PM IST