Healthy ties with China good for Indo-US ties: Roemer

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Varanasi, Aug 31 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer has said that it is in best interest for both India and US to maintain cordial relations with China.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Annual Day-2010 event hosted by the Uttar Pradesh Chapter of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce here, Roemer said: "Bilateral issues between India and China could be sorted out by continuous dialogue."

"We see in our efforts and in the press that India with this latest episode of the visa issue is communicating between India and China and I am sure that will work its way through with continued open communication and dialogue between the two countries," said Roemer.

Roemer's comment follows Beijing's refusal to permit Lt. Gen. B S Jaswal, General Officer Commanding of the Indian Army's Northern Command to visit China as part of a defence exchange programme.

Commenting on US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, Roemer said issues related to global and national security would be in focus.

"The President has worked on expanding the relationship with India in national security, economic security and social security issues, and, we very much look forward for his visit coming up in November, where, he will talk very eloquently about these efforts and especially as your question, I think targeted how are we working on the national security and the global and regional and bilateral ways even closer and closer," he added. (ANI)

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