Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Li Yuanchao Thursday called for increased exchanges between the CPC and the Communist Party of India (CPI) to deepen the relations between the two parties.
"The two parties should maintain frequent contacts and strengthen exchanges of experiences to contribute to deepening the reciprocal cooperation between the two nations and the cause of each other," said Li, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, in a meeting with his Indian counterpart C. K. Chandrappan and his delegation.
Li, also member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, said the CPI had a traditional friendship with the CPC, and the CPC is grateful to the CPI's consistent and firm support to China on some major issues, such as the issues related to Tibet.
Hailing the good momentum of the comprehensive development of China-India relations in recent years, Li said China and India have no fundamental conflicts, but share broad common interests.
"The two sides should promote the development of China-India strategic partnership of cooperation to bring about benefits to the two peoples," Li added.
Chandrappan said the CPI admires the great achievements made in the socialist construction under the leadership of the CPC, and will continue to give firm support to the CPC.
He said the CPI is ready to further strengthen party-to-party exchanges to strive for the continuous development of India-China friendship.
Chandrappan and the CPI delegation arrived here Tuesday for a visit to China and to attend the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.