Narendra Modi confident China visit will lay foundation for enhancing cooperation

imagesNEW DELHI: Ahead of his visit to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed confidence that the trip will lay the foundation for enhancing cooperation in a wide range of sectors and strengthen stability, progress and prosperity in Asia.
“Looking forward to visiting China from May 14-16 to boost friendship between our 2 ancient civilizations & 2 largest developing nations,” he tweeted in English and Chinese. In China, he said, he will visit Xi’an, the native place of President Xi Jinping, besides Beijing and Shanghai.
“I eagerly await productive discussions with President Xi Jinping & Premier Li Keqiang. I am confident my visit will lay the foundation for further enhancing economic co-operation with China in a wide range of sectors,” Modi said in further tweets. “Am certain that my visit to China will strengthen stability, progress and prosperity in Asia,” he added.
He said he was also looking forward to meeting the captains of industry in Shanghai and sharing with them the wonderful opportunities India has to offer. Besides China, Modi will also be travelling to Mongolia.
“Glad to visit Mongolia on 17th May to commemorate 60th year of our diplomatic relations and the silver jubilee of Mongolia’s democracy,” he said. Describing Mongolia as “our spiritual friend”, Modi said democracy and Buddhism bind the two countries. “Looking forward to more trade and investment ties with Mongolia,” he added.
“Honoured to get the opportunity to address the Great Khural on 17th May. I reassure India’s continued support in all areas to Mongolia,” Modi said.

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