NEW DELHI, May 29 � In a season of growing bonhomie with neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a telephonic conversation with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang underlining the need to resolve the unresolved issues.
An official spokesman said that the Prime Minister spoke to the Premier of China Li Keqiang this afternoon over telephone at the latter�s initiative.
Premier Li congratulated Modi on his victory in the recent general elections and conveyed the Chinese government�s desire to establish a robust partnership with the new Government of India for further development of relations between the two nations.
Prime Minister Modi appreciated Premier Li�s gesture.
Noting that China was always a priority in India�s foreign policy, Modi underlined his government�s resolve to utilise the full potential of our strategic and cooperative partnership with China and his keenness to work closely with the Chinese leadership to deal with all outstanding issues in our bilateral relations by proceeding from the strategic perspective to our developmental goals and long-term benefits to our peoples. He also welcomed greater economic engagement between the two countries.
The two leaders agreed to maintain frequent high-level exchanges and communication. Prime Minister Modi also extended through Premier Li an invitation to President Xi Jinping to visit India later this year.