India And China Are Fastest Growing Economies
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Agriculture Minister Mr. Radha Mohan Singh said that “India attaches high priority to its relations with China and is committed to further develop friendly and cooperative relations with China”. He said it while welcoming Mr. Han Changfu, Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China and the accompanying delegation on India’s current tour on May 5.
The Minister said that relation between the two countries have witnessed all-round progress in recent years. High-level political exchanges and economic interactions have expanded and also a healthy momentum of high level exchanges on the sidelines of multilateral events has also been maintained by both countries. Both countries have established strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity. Our countries are the fastest growing economies in the world, and our relationship has acquired regional, global and strategically significance.
Agriculture Minister informed that both countries need to work together to identify new projects for adding momentum to the cooperation under the ambit of the MOU and meetings of Joint Working Groups be convened regularly. The two countries have signed a document on a “Shared Vision for 21 Century ” that reflects the congruence of our interests and willingness to work on regional and international issues.
Mr. Singh said that both countries can work together to explore ways for increasing bilateral trade between the two countries. There is great potential for trade of livestock products, basmati and non-basmati rice, fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Minister said that in order to enhance bilateral trade in agriculture and other commodities, both countries need to sort out sanitary and phytosanitary issues for which discussion and exchanges at appropriate levels are progressing satisfactorily and hoped that all outstanding sanitary and phytosanitary issues will be settled expeditiously.
Mr. Singh said that both countries have enjoyed excellent neighbourly relations with strong interaction of common interests and hope that today’s meeting will further boost and strengthens our bi-lateral relations and wished for pleasant stay of delegation in India
The Minister informed that China’s Agriculture Minister has already met him in Brazil and he will also meet him at the G-20 meeting in Istanbul, Turkey where further discussion on the issues will take place.