PM invokes youth power for friendship with China

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday invoked youth power to pitch for greater understanding between India and China, saying it will make "our friendship a mighty force".

PTI| Updated: Nov 08, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday invoked youth power to pitch for greater understanding between India and China, saying it will make "our friendship a mighty force".

Singh underlined the need for strengthening people-to- people contacts as he interacted with a group of Chinese youth at his residence here.

"People-to-people exchanges are important in enhancing mutual understanding... Youth of the two country should be on the same wavelength. That will make our friendship a mighty force," he said during his interaction with the group.

Singh, who has been a strong votary of friendly relations with China, said, "In my talks with the Chinese leadership we all agreed and stressed that people-to-people contacts should be strengthened."

Welcoming the group, he wished them a wonderful stay in India.