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Wen's visit has met desired targets: China

April 13, 2005 20:20 IST

China on Wednesday said that Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to India has met the desired goal of "promoting trust and widening cooperation" between the two countries.

The Sino-Indian agreement for an early settlement of the border issue will help find a 'fair and reasonable' solution to the problem, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said.

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"Being the first official document on the border issue in more than 20 years, the agreement has laid a foundation for peaceful negotiations," Li, who accompanied the Chinese premier on his four-day visit, was quoted as saying by the Xinhua news agency.

The agreement covered confidence-building measures along the Line of Actual Control and the nearly 3,400-km ceasefire line.

Wen's tour was important for China with regards to its foregn affairs on South Asia, Li said. Wen also visited Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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