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By Aparajit Chakraborty in NEW DELHI | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-02-09 11:07

Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in India Ma Jia addressing a gathering on the occasion of the Chinese New Year Carnival hosted by the Chinese Embassy in India on Feb 6 at the Embassy in New Delhi. PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY

Expressing hope that communications and practical cooperation between the two countries will be stronger and larger in the near future, the diplomat said bridges for people-to-people exchanges will be rebuilt, and the two peoples can invest in and travel to each other's country freely and conveniently.

"To conclude, let's make wishes together. May China-India friendship last forever," she concluded. 

Performances of traditional Chinese dances and music mesmerized the event, and it was a unique opportunity for Indians to get a taste of Chinese cuisine.

In another event, the Chinese Consul General in Mumbai Kong Xianhua said the economic and cultural connections between the people of China and India are so strong that nothing and nobody could push them apart.

Kong was addressing a gathering on Feb 2 on the occasion of the Chinese New Year Reception and Chinese Cultural Festival in Mumbai. He said that 2023 marked a year of achievements and harvest for both China and India. "It is the extensive cooperation between our people that makes it happen," he said.

The consul general also praised India for its impressive economic growth and its successful landing on the moon.

"India has made significant achievements in various aspects in 2023, including 7.3 percent economic growth rate, wonderful performance in the Asian Game held in China's Hangzhou, Chandrayaan-3's successful landing on the moon, etc," he said.

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