Prez Pranab MukherjeeIndia would like to see a greater market for our products in China, President Pranab Mukherjee said in Guangzhou on Wednesday.

Addressing a gathering India-China Business Forum in this Chinese city, the capital of Guangdong province, Mukherjee said China’s economic achievements are a source of inspiration to us.

“Comprehensive reforms introduced in key areas of our economy have enhanced the ease of doing business in India,” he said.

He further added, “India believes that there is a great potential for economic & commercial cooperation among our 2 nations.” “We’re committed to providing a conducive environment for more investments from China, ” he said.

On Tuesday, while addressing a gathering of the Indian community in this Chinese city, the capital of Guangdong province, Mukherjee said that the 21st century becoming the “Asian Century” largely depends on the achievements of India and China.

Both India and China were the largest developing countries in the world. “The prospect of the 21st century becoming the ‘Asian Century’ will depend largely on what India and China achieve individually and together,” he said.

“The rising fortunes of 2.5 billion people of our two countries will be of the greatest consequence not only for our region, but for all humanity.”

Mukherjee arrived on Tuesday on a four-day visit to China.

He said there was a host of complementarities and synergies between India and China.

“The Indian community here has a key role to play in realising the full potential of these,” he said.


Mukherjee, who is accompanied by Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar and four MPs from both the BJP and the Congress, will head to Beijing on Wednesday where he will meet the top Chinese leadership.