India today sought
greater market access for agricultural products like rapeseed, Soya beans,
basmati and non basmati rice, fruits, vegetables and sugar from China during
the meeting of India China Joint group on economic relations, trade, science
and technology in the national capital on March 26
Suresh Prabhu welcomed his Chinese counterpart Mr Zhong Shan who attended the
meeting. Welcoming Mr. Zhong Shan, Mr Prabhu said that the joint group between
India and China is the oldest and the most important dialogue mechanism between
the two countries.
trade imbalance with China is the most important issue to be taken up by the
group. Minister exhorted his Chinese counterpart for greater market access for
agricultural products like rapeseed, soyabean, basmati and non-basmati rice,
fruits, vegetables and sugar.
which could be exported from India to China is the high quality pharmaceutical
products. Export of India’s IT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) to China and
cooperation in the sectors of tourism and healthcare needs to be focussed on.
Mr. Zhong Shan welcomed Indian investment in China and promised to address the
trade deficit between the two countries. The Minister highlighted the important
issues discussed in the meeting like two-way trade relations, preparation of an
action plan, greater focus on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
(RCEP) and e-dialogue. Mr. Shan said that candid and effective discussions with
India on trade relations can serve as the propeller for the growth not only
between the two countries but in the entire region.