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"India-China friendship promoting peace in the world":Rajashekharan

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Mar 5 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Planning M V Rajashekharan today said that the friendship and cooperation between India and China promoting peace in the world and US President George Bush has also acknowledged it.

"The Cooperation and friendship between India-China is a powerful and enduring factor in promoting peace and stability in Asia as well as in the World. US President George Bush, during his last week visit to India, has also acknowledged that the friendship between the two countries (India-China) necessary for promoting peace in the World", he added.

Mr Rajashekharan was speaking as Chief Guest at the celebration of India-China Friendship day organised by India-China Friendship Association, Karnataka here.

He said that it was during the visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2005 it was decided to celebrate 2006 as India-China Friendship year. The visit resulted in establishing new strategic partnership between the two countries.

Stating that India-China-the two Asian giants are the leading world powers, Mr Rajashekharan said that "we must join hands to further strengthen the friendship and join hands in extending cooperation to each other." MORE UNI MSP GM1441

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