India and China will do trade worth 100 billion dollars by 2015

By TCN Special Correspondent,

Lucknow: This was made clear by the Ambassador from China Zhang Yan at a programme held at the residence of Mayor Dinesh Sharma last evening. The ambassador said that India and China had agreed to effect trade in various fields like agriculture, electronics, etc. “During this year both the countries had done trade of $ 61 billion which reveals strong trade relations of both the countries. So, we have good prospects and I hope we can do better in future,” he added.

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He stated that it has been mentioned by several countries that India and China are the fastest growing economies as both the countries are in the list of leading contributors to the world economy.

While speaking about the political relation between the two countries, he informed that leaders of the both the countries are being visiting for tying up for the better political relations, which has laid down path of development of the nation. “This year can be said as the ‘Year Of Exchange’ as we have invited nearly 5000 Indians for educational, cultural, etc. exchanges and also after seeing the hospitality and culture of Uttar Pradesh we have decided to invite some from the state specially,” he added.

He informed that governments of both the countries are promoting educational exchange too as from this year in many of the Indian schools ‘Chinese’ language would be taught as other languages. “Similar step had been taken in China too as in many of the school ‘Hindi’ language is being taught to the citizens of China,” he added.

He stated that both the countries had ancient civilisations and there are some traces of trade between them during that time too. “We will be focusing on this and will do more efforts for increasing trade between the two countries,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mayor Dinesh Sharma said that in the present time the trend of connecting two cities as ‘Sister Cities’ has been increased so, it would honour if the cities of India and China would tie-up for benefiting each other through various means. “I request the ambassador to think over this issue as through this our cities could utilise the development techniques of each other,” he added.

The Mayor stated that for the development of the city they are using the advance techniques and through this several major works like water conservation, water recharge, sewage treatment plant and waste management has been done. “Adding to it we have developed many parks in the memories of the leaders of the nation as well as freedom fighters too along with it a traffic park has also been established,” he added.

Several judges, religious heads, vice-chancellors and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.