Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, on Monday and the leaders discussed bilateral, business, cultural and spiritual ties between the two nations.
“Zhang Dejiang said that there is a new level of interest about India in China across all sectors due to PM Modi’s visit to China and his leadership in India,” said the PMO. “He endorsed the view expressed by PM that whether the 21st Century is an Asian Century will depend on what India and China achieve individually and jointly.”
Both leaders emphasised the importance of promoting investment, trade and people to people ties, and enhancing strategic communication. They also welcomed the renewed focus on ancient cultural and spiritual ties of the two nations.