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China, India hold 13th Boundary Talks
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The 13th China-India Boundary Talks were held on Friday and Saturday in the Indian capital.

Chinese Special Representative, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Indian Special Representative, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister M.K. Narayanan exchanged in-depth views about relevant issues in an atmosphere of frankness and friendliness.

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo (R), special representative of China in the China-India Boundary Talks, shakes hands with Indian special representative, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister M. K. Narayanan, in New Delhi, on Aug. 7, 2009. The 13th round of China-India Boundary Talks kicked off here on Friday. [Xinhua]

Dai also met with Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the Indian Congress Party and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit in India.

Both sides agreed to press ahead with the framework negotiations in accordance with the agreed political parameters and guiding principle so as to seek for a fair and reasonable solution acceptable to both countries. Prior to that, both sides should work together to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.

During the talks, the two sides exchanged in-depth views on the further development of China-India Strategic Cooperative Partnership, as well as regional, international and global issues of mutual interest.

The Chinese side pointed out that the Chinese Government and people value the strategic and cooperative partnership between China and India, the largest two developing nations with a combined population accounting for 40 percent of the world's total.

Friendly co-existence, mutual beneficial cooperation and shared progress between the two neighbors will contribute not only to the people of the two countries but also Asia and the whole world.

The Chinese side also emphasized that China and India have no other option than living in peace and developing side by side. China stands firmly committed to working with India to press ahead with the bilateral ties.

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo (L, front) meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, India, Aug. 8, 2009. Dai is Chinese special representative here attending the 13th meeting of special representatives of China and Indian on the boundary issue.[Xinhua]

The Chinese side expressed belief that both countries need to promote the relationship with a higher and strategic perspective and continue to uphold the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. China and India should endeavor to build the strategic mutual trust. Both need to expand the common interests and cooperation bilaterally and on regional and global affairs.

Both countries should take concrete steps to enhance people-to-people and cultural interactions so as to nurture the mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, according to the Chinese delegation.

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