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PM Modi to visit China on April 27-28 for summit talks with President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China for an informal summit with President Xi Jinping from April 27 to 28 in Wuhan, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. “We will make sure that the informal summit (between PM Modi and President Jinping) will be a complete success and a milestone in China-India relations,” Wang Yi said while addressing a joint presser with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Beijing, according to a release from Indian Defence News. 

The informal summit is aimed at exchanging views on bilateral and international matters and to enhance mutual communication between the two leaders, Wang Yi said. “The two leaders will have communications of a strategic nature concerning the once in a century shifts going on in the world. They will also exchange views on overarching long-term and strategic matters concerning the future of China-India relations,” Wang said. 

Swaraj, meanwhile, stated that the meeting will bolster the bilateral relationship between the Asian giants. “The informal Summit will be an important occasion for them to exchange views on bilateral and international matters from an over-arching and long-term perspective with the objective of enhancing mutual communication at the level of leaders,” the External Affairs Minister said. 

The forthcoming Wuhan meet is considered as an attempt to defrost the icy relationship that has evolved between India and China after troops of both the countries were locked in a 73-day standoff in Doklam from June 16 last year. 

At the joint media event, Wang said PM Modi will be visiting the central Chinese city at the invitation of President Xi.

 

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