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China's foreign minister visits new Indian leaders; says world confident on India's future

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    Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, right, shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, before their meeting in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Wang is here to meet Indian officials to push forward bilateral relations with the newly elected Narendra Modi led Indian government. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)The Associated Press

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    Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, right, and Chinese Foreign Minsiter Wang Yi laugh as they change sides to stand before the flags of their respective countries for a photo session before a meeting in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 8, 2014. During his visit, Wang will meet Indian officials to push forward bilateral relations with the newly elected Narendra Modi led Indian government. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)The Associated Press

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    Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, right, and her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, leave for a meeting after a photo session in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Wang is here to meet Indian officials to push forward bilateral relations with the newly elected Narendra Modi led Indian government. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)The Associated Press

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    Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pose for a photo session before a meeting in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 8, 2014. During his visit, Wang will meet Indian officials to push forward bilateral relations with the newly elected Narendra Modi led Indian government. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)The Associated Press

China's foreign minister is visiting India's new leaders in hopes of spurring stalled trade and easing decades of tensions between the Asian nations.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in an interview published Sunday in The Hindu that "the international community, impressed by the great opportunities in India, is full of confidence in the future of the country."

Wang's visit is a sign of improving bilateral ties after decades of mutual wariness and an unresolved border dispute that triggered a brief war in 1962.

He held talks Sunday with his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, and plans to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Modi is expected to court Beijing's help in reviving India's stalled economy. Bilateral trade has also stalled, falling to $65 billion last year.