Prime Minister #NarendraModi reiterated that India is poised to achieve 7 per cent growth rate and emerge as a strong force in the near future.

The Prime Minster addressed Indian community at Shanghai before leaving for Mangolia as part of three-nation tour.

The Prime Minister said 21st century belongs to Asia and India and China will work together to find solutions to the problems being faced by global countries.

He said winds of change are enveloping India and international agencies like the World bank and IMF had noticed that the country has been achieving rapid growth in economy, science and technology and other fields.

Narendra Modi said that his visit to Xian city, the first stop in China, provided him immense satisfaction as it enabled him to rediscover the cultural linkage between India and China.

Stating that people of India and China need to understand each other, Modi called upon Indians living in China to promote tourism in India.

He asked them to make efforts to bring atleast five chinese to India next year which will be celebrated as “Visit India year”.

He exhorted them to realize the hidden potential in them and realize that youth is destined to play a decisive role in the near future.

The Prime Minister further said that it was on this day last year that the General Elections results were announced and he was gladdened to address the Indian community in Shanghai on Saturday.

He assured that he would make all efforts to fulfill the assurances given to people.

Our  Correspondent covering Prime Minister’s visit adds that more than 5000 Indians living in different parts of China attended the event and listened to his address that continued for more than one hour.

While tracing cultural linkage between India and China by landing in Xian city first, the prime Minister wrapped up the three-day visit with firming up 24 MoUs with the Chinese government and 21 agreements with Chinese companies.

In his official business with the Chinese leadership, the Prime minister raised his government’s concerns on border issue even while stressing the need for both countries to join hands for mutual benefit.

The joint statement by both the countries highlighted how the bilateral relationship is expanding to new areas.

Before leaving for Mangolia, the Prime Minister has struck an emotional chord with the Indian community which turned up enthusiastically to listen to him.

Thus, the Prime Minister’s first official visit to China is set to take Sino-India relations to a higher level.