Indian delegation to visit China for strategic economic dialogue

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Indian Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia will lead an Indian delegation to the first-ever strategic economic dialogue with China in Beijing on Sept. 26 and 27, said the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Friday.

"The first India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue will take place in Beijing in Sept. 26-27, 2011. The Indian side will be led by Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of the Planning Commission. The Chinese side will be led by Zhang Ping, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission," the ministry said in a press release.

The Indian delegation will include representatives of the Planning Commission, the ministries of railways, water resources, external affairs, power and new and renewable energy and the departments of commerce, information technology and industrial policy and promotion.

Discussions during the first strategic economic dialogue will focus on plan formulation and implementation in India and China, the global economic outlook, efficient use of water resources, energy efficiency and pricing and potential cooperation in the railways sector, the Indo-Asian News Service quoted official sources as saying.

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