Washington: Describing India and China as strong, prosperous and influential nations, the US on Monday said contributions from the two Asian countries were vital for addressing global and regional challenges.

"As strong, prosperous and influential nations, both China and India's contributions are vital to addressing a broad range of regional and global challenges," State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said.

However, he did not respond to questions on the latest visit of the Chinese Premier to India.

(Agencies)

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