India, China to hold celebratory activities to mark 7th anniversary of diplomatic ties

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India and China will jointly hold 70 celebratory activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

External Affairs Ministry said that the year-long activities starting from 2020 will demonstrate historic connect between two civilisations as well as growing bilateral relations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had agreed to organise 70 celebratory activities in both countries during their Second Informal Summit in Chennai last month.

These activities will further deepen people-to-people exchanges at all levels, including between legislatures, businesses, academics, cultural and youth organisations as well as the defence forces.

The two sides will also engage in cooperative projects in studying ancient maritime links between India and China through various ways including the establishment of sister-state relations between Tamil Nadu and Fujian Province.

Activities will be held related to martial arts exchange, traditional sports, entrepreneurship, and joint post-earthquake search and rescue exercise.

The two sides will organize respective tea promotion events in each other’s countries. (AIR)

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