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Hu's visit a remarkable success: China

China said Hu's Asia visit was a remarkable success in furthering stable, mature and mutually beneficial ties.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2006 16:49 IST

China on Monday said President Hu Jintao's visit to India and three other nations was a "remarkable success" in furthering stable, mature and mutually beneficial ties.

Hu's Asian tour is a new milestone in efforts to foster friendly relations with neighbouring countries and remarkable successes had been achieved during the visit, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing told reporters at the conclusion of the trip to Vietnam, Laos, India and Pakistan.

President Hu's four-nation tour has deepened friendship with these countries, enhanced their mutual trust, expanded mutually beneficial cooperation and helped chart the course for further development of the relationships between them, Li said.

The tour also witnessed the signing of 54 documents on cooperation between China and other countries in various fields, he said.

All the four nations President Hu visited are China's important neighbours.

To consolidate and advance good-neighbourly and friendly relations with them is of great significance to China's efforts to create a good surrounding environment...

It is also of great importance to safeguard and promote peace and development in Asia as a whole, the minister added.

Li noted that China and India signed a pact on investment promotion and protection, agreeing to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of information and communication technology, energy and infrastructure.

However, the Chinese Foreign Minister kept mum on the boundary issue, did not endorse the Indo-US nuclear issue or even Sino-Indian civilian nuclear cooperation.

First Published: Nov 27, 2006 16:36 IST