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Chinese premier airs confidence in Sino-Indian cooperation

(Xinhua)

17:13, November 18, 2011

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali, Indonesia, Nov. 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

BALI, Indonesia, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Friday that he was confident China and India would have better cooperation in the future.

Wen made the remarks while meeting his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the ongoing series of meetings for East Asian leaders.

He said there is enough space in the world for China-India cooperation, and the two countries have enough fields in which they can cooperate.

Many people believe the 21st century belongs to Asia, but this could only be true when China and India, the two most populous countries in the world, achieve their goal of modernization and cooperation, he said.

Singh said every talk he had held with Wen at the meetings for East Asian leaders had produced fruitful results, and bilateral cooperation in dealing with global climate change had helped create a friendly atmosphere for the world in handling this problem.

Wen arrived here Thursday afternoon and is expected to hold talks with leaders of several countries on further promotion of bilateral ties.

The series of meetings for East Asian leaders, scheduled for Nov. 18-19, are now an annual event and provide a forum for regional leaders to exchange views on cooperation and to map out a future development blueprint for the region.

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