Wen visit: China, India
five-year co-operation plan
What is India News Service,
Monday, 11 April 2005, 1400 hrs IST
Minister Wen Jiabao on Monday said the two nations have
agreed on a five-year plan for comprehensive co-operation in economy and
trade to promote bilateral ties.
He said the two
countries had decided on inking an agreement on guiding principles of settlement
of boundary question.
"This is a very
important visit in the history of our relations and I am sure this visit will
certainly continue to promote friendly ties and cooperation between our two
countries," Wen, who is here on a four-day visit, told reporters after
being accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
With Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh standing beside him, the Chinese Premier expressed confidence
that "we will be able to bring even closer our partnership".
"We are going to
agree on guiding principles of settlement of the India-China boundary
question," Wen said. He said the two countries were set to release a
five-year plan for comprehensive economic cooperation and trade.
"We are going to
put in place a bridge of friendship linking our two countries, a bridge that
will lead both of us to the future," said Wen who reached here yesterday
after a day-long stay in Bangalore.
The two countries, in
an effort to resolve the boundary issue, have agreed on a three-tier process,
comprising an accord on the guiding principles at the first stage, agreed
framework in the second and actual delineation of the border in the third.
principles being worked out: Having finally located mutually
beneficial development principles, India and China are now set to ink a
consensus document on "political principles" to deal with their border
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Sangh chief, K.S. Sudershan, this morning told a television channel that both
the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and L.K. Advani,
should step down to make way for fresh blood.
behind Tehelka sting, claims George: Buoyed by the Defence Ministry's
"clean chit" to him in Supreme Court, Janata Dal (United) president
George Fernandes on Sunday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of
"masterminding" the Tehelka sting conspiracy which was "hatched
at her residence".
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construct a four-lane road from Srinagar to the Kaman Bridge, now known as the
Aman Setu (Peace Bridge). This will facilitate travellers on the cross-border
bus that has just resumed service.
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today accused the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, of acting with a
"sinister motive" on the issue concerning the Sivagangai District
Central Cooperative Bank.
trying to poach on my MLAs: Paswan:
The strained relations between the Janata Dal (United) and the Lok
Janshakti Party on Government formation in Bihar hit a new low on Sunday with
Ramvilas Paswan accusing the NDA of trying to poach on his 29 MLAs and hitting
back at JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, describing him as a "hurdle" in the
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Krishna Kishore today resigned from the Arjun Munda government in Jharkhand
here. Informing about his decision to mediapersons here, Mr Kishore had demanded
the elevation of JD-(U) leader Kameshwar Nath Das as a Minister in the Arjun
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to pursue political dialogue to resolve the Balochistan issue but it will also
ensure safety of vital installations.
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Singh, the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong
II, among the 100 most influential people of the world.
Wen was positive about co-operation:
China premier, now on an India visit, said he would sign a broad five-year
co-operation agreement with India.
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Congress has prompted the axing of former CM Karunakaran's son.
Time listed Manmohan: The Indian prime minister is on the magazine's 100
most powerful men list.