Fruitful exchange with Chinese Prez for solutions on pending issues: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday termed his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Durban as 'fruitful' and as a step in quest of practical pragmatic solutions to the pending issues between the neighbouring countries. Hailing the new Chinese leadership, Singh said that the diverse pending issues between India and China would be addressed with good mutual understanding to arrive at long-term solutions. He also agreed to maintain and carry forward the historic ties with China.