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Saffron delegation arrives in China on maiden visit

January 5, 2009

Beijing Sunday, January 4, 2009 (PTI): The first-ever BJP-led saffron brigade delegation has arrived here on a maiden visit to China to discuss "all issues, including Tibet" with the ruling Communist Party and enhance mutual understanding.
 
"We will discuss all issues including the Tibet question," former Union Minister and MP, Suresh Prabhu, told PTI.
 
Prabhu said the five-member team of BJP, RSS and Shiv Sena led by senior leader Balasaheb Apte, which is here on a goodwill mission at the invitation of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has a "lot to discuss."
 
Prabhu, former Chairman of the group on inter-linking of rivers, is keen to study how China has successfully linked their major rivers as well as go through major Chinese achievements in the irrigation sector.
 
He felt that India can learn from China's experiences.
 
The Chinese side has agreed to discuss "all contentious issues" during their meetings, delegation sources said as the two countries are continuing their negotiations to find a mutually acceptable solution to the vexed boundary issue.
 
The delegation is confident that their mission will lead to better understanding of the "right wing" views by the political class in Beijing.
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