Need to take concrete measures to enhance youth exchanges between India and China: Chinese envoy

Chinese Ambassador to India Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 16, 2018, 08.40 PM (IST)

Addressing China-Indian Youth dialogue in Delhi on Friday, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said the relations between India and China were at its "best right now".

"China- India relations are at its best right now. President Xi Jinping's and PM Modi's informal summit marked a historical milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries".

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The Chinese Ambassador to India further stressed on improving the relations between the two countries by encouraging youth exchange.

"We encourage more Indian students to study in China and more Chinese students to study in India. There're more than 20 Chinese universities teaching Hindi. We'll encourage more Indian universities and educational institutions to teach Chinese, " Zhaohui said.

"Three things are most fashionable among the Chinese youth in urban areas of China- watching Bollywood movies, practicing Yoga and tasting the Darjeeling tea," Zhaohui added.

He also suggested ways through which exchanges between youths of the two countries could be strengthened.

"The interaction with CYL should be more often and should be regularised. Second, we need to expand the scope of exchanges among the youth and arrange some dialogues with the big cities," he said.

"Third we shall encourage more exchange programs in sports and movie industry. Fourth, we shall encourage more Indian engineers to work in China and more Indian students to work in Chinese enterprises in India, he added.

"Fifth, we shall encourage more Indian students to study in China and more Chinese students to study in India. Sixth, we will work with the Indian government to map out a plan for youth exchanges," Luo said. 

The dialogue was organised jointly by the Chinese embassy and the Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL).

(With inputs from agencies)

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'China- India relations are at its best right now. President Xi Jinping's and PM Modi's informal summit marked a historical milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries'