Beijing: China today said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-day visit from tomorrow is of great importance for deepening strategic partnership amid expectations that the two sides would sign some key pacts, including one to prevent incursions along the LAC.
“We attach great importance to the visit and are looking forward to it,” China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here today.
“It is of great importance to deepen China-India strategic partnership as the visit follows the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to India in May.”
In a rare honour, Singh, who is arriving here tomorrow night after a visit to Russia, will be hosted by both Premier Li and President Xi Jinping on the same day.
Among the pacts expected to be signed during the visit is the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA), the draft of which was cleared by the Indian cabinet.