Message from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
2010-04-01 16:00

His Excellency Mr. Wen Jiabao

Premier of the State Council

People’s Republic of China



On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and China, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to the Government and the friendly people of China.

India and China are ancient civilizations who have had a long tradition of learning from and enriching each other’s cultures. The 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations is a significant event in the modern history of our two countries.

Today, India-China relations have diversified into almost all areas of human endeavour. They have achieved a high level of maturity that serves the interests of both our peoples and the cause of peace, stability and progress in the region and the world. We share a Strategic and Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Prosperity. We are important trade partners. We cooperate closely on many global issues. The Shared Vision for the 21st Century which we signed in 2008 provides the roadmap for our continued interaction and cooperation in the years ahead.

On this happy occasion, we regard the future of India-China relations with optimism. I look forward to working with Your Excellency to harness the vast potential for the further expansion of our ties to realize the mutual aspirations of our two peoples.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.


Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister

Republic of India

1 April, 2010

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