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India and China's collaboration can be significant: Xi Jinping

India TV News Desk 16 Jan 2016, 17:41:38 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the start of the ‘Visit China Year', said India and China share remarkable complementary advantages and significant potential for cooperation in various fields.

People of both the nations enjoy a long-standing friendship, Xi said in a letter of congratulation sent to the opening ceremony of the 'Visit China Year' held on Thursday in New Delhi. 

"China and India have remarkable complementary advantages and significant potential for cooperation in various fields," Xi said. 

He suggested that both the countries should foster traditional friendship, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation, expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges and make new contributions to world peace and development.

Xi noted that the launches of 'Visit India Year' in China in 2015 and 'Visit China Year' in India in 2016 were jointly decided by him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited India in 2014. 

The 'Visit India Year' in China in 2015 was very successful, Xi said. 

The Chinese president hoped that the two sides will make further efforts and take the opportunity of the 'Visit China Year' in India to expand cultural and people-to-people exchanges and inject more dynamism into the building of a closer partnership for development between the two countries.