September 9, 2019
The Dialogue comprised meetings of Joint Working Groups on various sectors, followed by technical site visits and closed door G2G meetings
Representatives from both sides with expertise in the areas of policy making, industry, and academia participated to discuss future opportunities
Mutual agreements were signed in the areas of policy coordination, infrastructure, high-tech, environmental protection, energy, and pharmaceuticals
It was agreed that the SED would be used as an overarching and permanent instrument to address outstanding issues and identify areas of collaboration
The 6th India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED), held from 7-9 September 2019 in New Delhi, concluded with both sides agreeing that the SED has emerged as a crucial mechanism to facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows, and to enhance economic cooperation.
Set up during the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to India in December 2010, the SED has since then served as an effective mechanism for enhancing bilateral practical cooperation. This year, the Dialogue comprised round table meetings of Joint Working Groups on infrastructure, energy, high-tech, resource conservation and policy coordination followed by technical site visits and closed door G2G meetings. Senior representatives from both sides in the areas of policy making, industry, and academia participated in this dialogue. The Indian side was led by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, and the Chinese side by He Lifeng, Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The two sides, through outcome-oriented deliberations of the six working groups, arrived at the following mutual agreements:
Both the Indian and Chinese delegations agreed to effectively utilize the Strategic Economic Dialogue mechanism as an overarching and permanent instrument to address outstanding issues and identify areas of collaboration in order to augment bilateral economic and commercial ties between the two sides.