Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi Met with Mr. Wang Jiarui

On Nov. 28, 2007, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi met with Mr. Wang Jiarui, Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. She recalled with pleasure her successful visit to China not long ago and said she was very much impressed by the fact that Chinese leaders were very keen on developing friendly relations with India. The Congress Party leader said her party would continue to push forward the development of bilateral relations between the two countries through friendly interactions with the Communist Party of China. She suggested that exchanges between the youth from both sides be increased so as to enhance the better understanding between the two peoples. Mme. Gandhi concluded that the friendship between China and India would be a positive factor in the peace and prosperity in Asia in particular and the world in general.

Mr. Wang Jiarui said Mme. Gandhi's visit to China opened a new chapter in the relations between the two parties. The Chinese side will endeavor to materialize the consensus reached by the leaders of both countries by increasing the exchanges between the two parties so as to put new impetus into the strategic cooperative partnership between China and India.

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