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India, China Discuss Enhancing Academic Exchanges, Tourism

India, China Discuss Enhancing Academic  Exchanges, Tourism

NEW DELHI — The foreign ministers of India and China on Friday discussed steps to deepen ties through academic exchanges and tourism even as they vie for influence with their smaller neighbors.
Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi at their meeting in New Delhi took up enhancing cooperation in tourism, art, film, media, culture, yoga, sports, academic and youth exchanges, according to a tweet from India’s External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar.
“As our relations are deepening and our regional and international role evolving, there are expectations from our two countries to lead Asia and usher in an ‘Asian Century,” Swaraj said in a message ahead of a meeting of the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Wang attended the inaugural meeting of a forum that is part of a cultural exchange program set up by the two countries in April. A series of recent India-China meetings have eased tensions along their contested border after last year’s 10-week standoff in the neighboring state of Bhutan. The countries fought a border war in 1962 over a disputed border.
Swaraj said Friday the armies of the two countries were making efforts to strengthen contacts to promote peace and tranquility in the border areas. (AP)