New Delhi: India and China on Thursday agreed to start dialogues on West Asia, central Asia and Africa in a bid to expand political interaction. This decision was taken at a meeting between Chinese president Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in New Delhi, foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said .
Hu Jintao agreed to facilitate Indian exports to China, while Singh invited Chinese investments into India in manufacturing and infrastructure. The border dispute between the two countries was also discussed, with both sides agreeing that peace and tranquillity must be maintained.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the launch of India China Friendship and Cooperation year during a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI