|Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) holds a welcome ceremony for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2013. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)|
BEIJING, Oct. 23 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday morning.
During the talks, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and other issues of common interest.
This is the second time this year that the heads of government of the two countries have met following Li's visit to India in May. It is the first time since 1954 that a Chinese premier and his Indian counterpart have met in each other's country in the same year.
Singh arrived in Beijing on Tuesday night for a three-day official visit to China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with the Indian prime minister. Top legislator Zhang Dejiang will also meet with Singh.
The Indian prime minister will deliver a speech at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.