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Chinese President Hu Jintao to arrive in Delhi today news
20 November 2006

China''s President Hu Jintao will arrive in Delhi on a four-day visit. CNBC-TV18 reports that contentious issues like Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh could feature in talks.

It''s the first visit by a Chinese President in a decade. It''s also Hu Jintao''s first ever visit to India. But he and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have met five times in the recent past at various international venues.

Twelve MoUs are likely to be signed with both sides giving priority to enhancing their political relations. Other issues on the agenda are talks on the border dispute, international and regional stability, cooperation in counter terrorism, plans to open consulates in Kolkata and Shanghai and an investment protection agreement.

"A very good foundation exists for looking at the relation at a much wider context. Obviously, it has the bilateral significance, the growth of trade, growth of mutual interest, the solution at territorial disputes, the way China shares our approaches to how the South Asian region should develop," says CV Ranganathan, Former Ambassador to China.

A meeting of the special representatives on the border could take place after the Hu Jintao visit. No breakthrough is expected either during the visit or later but the two sides are likely to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining peace and tranquility on the line of actual control.

 

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Chinese President Hu Jintao to arrive in Delhi today