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India, China parliaments to sign first-ever MoU

india Updated: Jul 03, 2006 11:45 IST
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Indian and Chinese parliaments are set to sign the first-ever Memorandum of Understanding to open a new avenue for bilateral exchange.

The MoU is expected to be signed after Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee meets with his Chinese counterpart, Wu Bangguo, who is also ranked no 2 in the hierarchy of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday.

Chatterjee, heading a parliamentary delegation to China, arrived on Monday for an official visit that will last till July 8.

The two sides are expected to have wide-ranging discussions on bilateral issues as well as other topics of common interest, sources said.

The visit is expected to boost parliamentary-level cooperation between India and China at a time when both sides are taking steps to enhance political, military, cultural and people-to-people contacts that are key to increased mutual trust between the two neighbours, analysts said.