NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that rise of India and China was good for the world.
PM Manmohan Singh was addressing the media after a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in New Delhi.
The Prime Minister said that India and China were committed to ‘peace and tranquillity’ along the border.
“Special representatives of India and China will consider further measures that may be needed to ensure peace and tranquillity along the border,” the PM said.
On the issue of dams being built by China on Brahmaputra, the PM said that India has flagged concerns on Chinese action in upper reaches which has impact on lower riparians.
Earlier, India and China signed eight agreements in various areas.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday said peace and regional stability cannot be a reality without strategic mutual trust between China and India.
“And likewise the development of prosperity of the world cannot be a reality without the cooperation and simultaneous development of China and India,” he said after inspecting a guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Li, who was accompanied by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said he and Singh had “a most productive session” of talks yesterday and he expected “more bountiful results” from further discussions.
“The purpose of my current visit to India is three fold — to increase mutual trust, to intensify cooperation and to face the future,” he said, adding that he hoped that the two sides would increase strategic mutual trust.