India and China vow to resolve border issues

  • India and China have pledged to settle a long-running border dispute and promote "peace and tranquility'" visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in New Delhi.

    The comments were made during a joint address alongside his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

    Singh added that special representatives from the two Asian powerhouse nations would meet to discuss ways to end the ongoing row.

    The talks come a month after the ongoing border dispute resurfaced, resulting in India accusing Chinese troops of crossing the countries' border in the Himalayas.

    The two sides also discussed trade issues and signed eight agreements on Monday.

    Bilateral trade hit $66 billion last year but both sides believe there is greater potential.

    The two countries aim to increase the figure to $100 billion by 2015.

    Li arrived in the Indian capital on Sunday in the first stop of his first foreign trip since taking office.

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