Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao (L) talks with Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, June 30, 2014. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao on Monday held talks with his visiting Indian counterpart Mohammad Hamid Ansari on promoting bilateral cooperation.
Speaking highly of the development momentum of China-India relations since the new Indian government took office, Li said China is ready to work with India to push forward the bilateral strategic partnership.
Both countries are striving for national rejuvenation and facing great tasks of developing the economy and improving people's livelihoods, Li said.
He called on both sides to build a closer partnership for peaceful, cooperative and inclusive development.
Strengthening friendship with China is one of the priorities of the new Indian government's foreign policy, Ansari said, stressing that India will make joint efforts to promote pragmatic cooperation in various fields.
Invited by Li, Ansari is paying an official visit to China from June 26 to 30. He attended commemorative activities for the 60th anniversary of creation of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence at the weekend.