Buddhism binding forces between India, China: Mahesh Sharma

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New Delhi: A six member delegation led by Minister of Religious Affairs of China, Mr. Wang Zuoan met the Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi on April 1. Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Ravindra Singh and other senior officers of the Ministry of Culture were present in the meeting. India is keen to take forward its relationship with China and it is in this background that India is keenly exploring the possibility of extending the facility of Tourist Visa on Arrival to China, he said.

Mr. Wang Zuoan said that during the visit of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to China the focus was on cultural exchange between the two countries. The Buddhist Forum is being held in China in October this year to promote research and Budhist studies, he added. Both sides agreed to work towards holding a jointly curate exhibition on Xuang Zang in India and China. India has also proposed to host Virtual Museums on Indian Culture on Chinese platforms.

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