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Consul General Ma Zhanwu Meets Religious Figure in India

Mr. Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata, met at his residence with Dr. Deenanand Bhikkhu, Care Taker Monk of Mahabodhi Temple on 15 June 2017, Consuls Shao Yujing and Wang Mei were present.

Consul General Ma said that China-India Buddhist exchanges dated back to the ancient time have been an important part of the friendly exchanges between the two countries. Journey to the West, one of four Chinese famous classic books was based on the Chinese monk Xuan Zang’s travel to India. Monk Dharma and many other Indian monks and scholars also traveled to China. The current China-India Buddhist exchanges will contribute to friendship and mutual understanding between two countries. He also warmly welcomed Dr. Deenanand Bhikkhu’s upcoming visit to China.

Dr. Deenanand Bhikkhu said he had visited China several times for Buddhist exchanges and would continue to contribute to the friendly exchanges between the two countries.

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