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India, China set trade target of 60 billion dollars

India and China have agreed to a trade target of 60 billion US Dollar by 2010, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

business Updated: Jul 23, 2009 19:18 IST

India and China have agreed to a trade target of $60 billion by 2010, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

"Government officials of India and China have been regularly discussing the entire range of issues relating to bilateral relations, including economic and defence ties, in various dialogue mechanisms," Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said while replying to a question.

Asked about India's efforts to rehabilitate Tamil civilians displaced due to the war in Sri Lanka's north, she said India has been pressing Colombo to fulfil its commitment to resettle the bulk of internally displaced persons within 180 days.

Kaur said Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka was monitoring the situation and providing extensive humanitarian assistance to displaced people in relief camps.

"As per latest UN figure," she said, "the total number of internally displaced persons living in refugee camps in Sri Lanka is around 2,87,970."

Replying to a separate question, Kaur said informed the House that India and Canada have been holding talks on a civil nuclear cooperation pact.

Shashi Tharoor, also Minister of State for External Affairs, while answering a question relating to passport, admitted incidents of malpractice in issuing the travel document.