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China expects India to handle Tibet issue in line with agreements

Source: Xinhua | 03-18-2008 14:22

Special Report:   2008 NPC & CPPCC sessions

BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China expects the Indian government to handle Tibet issue in line with the agreements reached by two sides, said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here Tuesday.

China appreciates the position taken by the Indian government to handle the "Tibet independence" activities schemed by the Dalai clique, said the premier at a press conference after China's parliament ended its annual full session.

Tibet issue is sensitive in China-India relations but the two sides have reached broad agreements, he said. "I hope the Indian government can follow the agreements reached between the two countries and handle this issue in a correct way."

Asked about the border issue between China and India, the premier said, "This complex issue left from the past can not be expected to be resolved overnight."

New progress in the negotiation of addressing the border issue will be made as long as the two sides show sincerity and work on the principle of treating each other equally and making mutual accommodation, he said.

China and India set political parameters and guiding principles on the border issue in 2005, and 11 rounds of talks had been held as of September last year.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei