China News recently reported that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stated at a press conference in New Delhi that the rapid development of China and India is creating the new growth engine of the world. Li made the comment after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on May 20. This is the first time Li has visited a foreign country as the Chinese Premier; India was his first stop. The two leaders issued a joint statement confirming a wide range of areas of cooperation as well as a strategic consensus and mutual trust. The two parties recognized that mutual economic growth is a major opportunity and that a peaceful China-India relationship will be a “new bright spot” in Asia. The two nations also signed cooperation agreements during Li’s visit. The main areas covered included trade, agriculture, environmental protection, and local cultural exchanges.
Source: China News, May 20, 2013