Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Talks about Premier Wen Jiabao's Visits to India and Pakistan - A Journey of Friendship and Cooperation
2010-12-20 20:13

From Dec. 15 to 19, 2010, Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council paid official visits to India and Pakistan at invitation. As Premier Wen's trip is coming to an end, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi introduced to the accompanying journalists Premier Wen's trip and its outcome.

Foreign Minister Yang said Premier Wen's trip to India and Pakistan is a major diplomatic move aimed at strengthening good-neighborly and friendly relations with surrounding countries. It has far-reaching strategic implications. India and Pakistan are important countries in South Asia and important neighbors of China. The development of China-India and China-Pakistan relations has significant impact on peace and prosperity in South Asia, Asia and the world. This year marks the 60th anniversary of China-India diplomatic ties and next year will be the 60th anniversary of China-Pakistan diplomatic relations. It is the common aspiration to inherit the past and usher in the future, consolidate friendship, enhance mutual trust, and expand cooperation. It is also one of the main goals Premier Wen expects to achieve duri