Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei meets Pranab

March 1st, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Visiting Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee here last evening.

The visit comes just a month after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing to seek more economic cooperation.

According to China’s Commerce Ministry, bilateral trade in 2007 rose 56 per cent from a year earlier to 38.6 billion United States dollars. But there have been growing concerns by the Indian side over the imbalance of trade, which India fears will undermine further economic cooperation.

Beyond trade, China and India also face common challenges on issues such as climate change and energy security. (ANI)

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