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Strategic Economic Dialogue achieved positive results

Beijing: The first India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) being held here has achieved positive results, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said.

"During the meeting, we discussed our economic situations, macroeconomic policies, and policies and cooperation in areas such as investment, infrastructure construction, high technology, energy conservation and environmental protection," he said while meeting the Indian delegation here yesterday after day-long talks.

"The meeting achieved positive results," state-run news agency Xinhua quoted him as saying.

Wen said he hoped the two countries will continue to make efforts to give the dialogue a greater role in promoting bilateral relations and cooperation.

The strategic dialogue mechanism was established according to a consensus reached by Wen and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh during Wen`s visit to India last year.

"The goal of the dialogue is to further strengthen our mutual trust under the current situation and to expand our strategic partnership of cooperation," Wen said.

China and India, which are good neighbours and two of the world`s largest developing countries, face many common opportunities and challenges.

Maintaining the sound and stable development of bilateral relations is of great importance to the two countries, the region and the world as a whole, he said.

The two countries should enhance communication and coordination at all levels and in all areas, expand cooperation, take each other`s concerns into consideration and steadily pursue a means of reciprocity and common development, Wen said.

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