The South Asian Times

24 August 2019 09:35 AM

India, China review progress in bilateral ties


New Delhi, Dec 4: India and China reviewed the progress made in bilateral relations since the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, China earlier this year, during consultations between Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Vice Foreign Minister of China Kong Xuanyou here on Tuesday.

"The two sides reviewed the progress made in India-China bilateral relations since the informal summit between Prime Minister and President Xi Jinping in April 2018 and discussed the agenda for bilateral engagement in the coming months," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

"The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest," it stated.

After being made President for life, Xi hosted Modi for the informal summit in Wuhan to reset the bilateral ties.

The militaries of India and China were involved in a 73-day stand-off last year at Doklam on the India-Bhutan-China international trijunction.

In Wuhan, Modi and Xi shared the view that peaceful, stable and balanced relations between India and China will be a positive factor for stability amidst current global uncertainties.

They also agreed that proper management of the bilateral relationship will be conducive for the development and prosperity of the region, and will create conditions for the Asian century.

Tuesday's consultations came after National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a meeting with Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi last month to resolve the decades-long boundary dispute between the two countries.



Update: 04 Dec, 2018