Premier Li today telephoned Prime Minister Modi and conveyed his government's desire to establish robust partnership with the new government of India for the further development of ties.
Thanking Li for his earlier message of felicitations, Modi underlined his government's resolve to utilise the full potential of “our strategic and cooperative partnership with China and his keenness to work closely with the Chinese leadership to deal with any outstanding issues in bilateral relations by proceeding from the strategic perspective of our developmental goals and long-term benefits to our peoples”.
Modi also welcomed greater economic engagement between the two countries.
The two leaders agreed to maintain frequent high-level exchanges and communication.
Modi extended through Premier Li an invitation to President Xi Jinping to pay a visit to India later this year. Modi, on his part, noted that China was always a “priority” in India's foreign policy.