BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China and India will sign an array of documents during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit to China to boost bilateral ties, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying here Tuesday.
This is the first time that the two heads of government have completed exchange of visits within one year since 1954, Hua said at a daily press briefing.
China attaches great importance to Singh's visit, she said.
China hopes to have in-depth exchange of views, expand substantial cooperation and enhance communication and coordination on international and regional issues through the visit so as to ensure the long-term, healthy and stable development of bilateral ties, said the spokeswoman.
According to Hua, the two nations will sign an array of documents on cooperation in various sectors during Singh's stay here, but she declined to provide further details.
Both nations have had friendly consultations on safeguarding border stability and reached importance consensus, Hua said, adding that both sides agree to make joint efforts before the final resolution to the border issue.
Singh is due to arrive in Beijing Tuesday night for a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.
Prior to his departure to China, Singh said on Tuesday in a written interview with Chinese media that he hopes to utilize his visit to China to know the new Chinese leadership better and to work with them to consolidate the all round progress in bilateral relations and put them on a firm trajectory of sustained growth.