Singh underlined the need for strengthening people-to- people contacts as he interacted with a group of Chinese youth at his residence.

"People-to-people exchanges are important in enhancing mutual understanding... Youth of the two countries should be on the same wavelength. That will make our friendship a mighty force," he said during his interaction with the group.

Singh, who has been a strong votary of friendly relations with China, said, "In my talks with the Chinese leadership we all agreed and stressed that people-to-people contacts should be strengthened."

Welcoming the group, he wished them a wonderful stay in India.

(Agencies)

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