Manmohan Singh greets new Chinese Premier

New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday congratulated Li Keqiang on his appointment as China's new Premier, and expressed a desire to work together with him to realize the full potential of the relationship between New Delhi and Beijing.

The newly appointed Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, spoke to Dr. Singh this afternoon. Dr. Singh expressed satisfaction with the progress in bilateral relations in recent years and expressed confidence that they will expand further in the years ahead.

Premier Li thanked Dr. Singh and reaffirmed the significance of ties between India and China. He looked forward to working with the Prime Minister to further strengthen the relations between the two nations.

He noted that Dr. Singh would have an opportunity to interact with the new leadership of China on the sidelines of the upcoming BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa, later this month.

The two leaders emphasized the need for maintaining high-level exchanges. They extended invitation to each other to pay bilateral visits at their earliest convenience.

Both leaders gratefully accepted the invitation and looked forward to an early opportunity to interact. (ANI)