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Pakistan, China n-cooperation in compliance with NPT: Wen Jiabao

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, April 12, IRNA
Addressing a press conference of the respected editors and journalists in New Delhi at the concluding part of his visit of India, Wen Jiabao, the Chinese Premier said China's nuclear cooperation with Pakistan was in complete compliance with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and under the supervision and safeguards of IAEA.

Wen said, China's military assistance to Pakistan would not come in the way of its relations with India.

The Chinese leader also made it clear that the Sikkim issue was no longer an irritant in bilateral ties. "Sikkim is no longer a problem in the China-India relationship," he said.

Wen said three "major results" had emerged from his visit.

This included the Joint Statement under which the two sides agreed to establish an India-China strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity.

Secondly, the two sides had signed the very first political document outlining guiding principles for a settlement of the boundary question. "It is good that we have brought our boundary negotiations to a new stage," he said.

Thirdly, the two sides had agreed on a five-year plan for comprehensive cooperation in economy and trade.

::IRNA No.051 12/04/2005 15:54 --End

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