BJP meets Chinese envoy on traders’ issueJanuary 5th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) A day after two Indian traders were rescued in a Chinese town, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tarun Vijay Thursday met Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan and urged steps to ensure better safety of Indian traders in China.
Vijay met Zhang a day after two Indian traders, who were being held hostage in the Chinese trading hub of Yiwu, were shifted to a safe place by a team of Indian officials.
The traders, Shyamsunder Agrawal and Deepak Raheja, were being held captive by local Chinese traders, who asserted that their company owed them millions of yuan.
“The Chinese ambassador has assured that incidents like Yiwu will not be allowed to influence age old friendly ties between China and India and he will try his best to send back traders home soon,” Vijay said after meeting the ambassador.
While thanking the ambassador for acting swiftly to have the Indian traders released and sent to Shanghai in safety, he said that such incidents vitiate the atmosphere and discourage Indians from visiting China.
He also suggested setting up a help centre for Indians in China.
According to the ministry of external affairs here, the return of the two Indians may take some time but they are safe in Shanghai.
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