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Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to reset China ties

Published Apr 27, 2018, 1:37 am IST
Updated Apr 27, 2018, 1:57 am IST
Prime Minister said,President Xi and I will exchange views on a range of issues of bilateral and global importance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: On the eve of the much-awaited two-day informal summit that will begin in the central Chinese industrial city of Wuhan on Friday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mr Modi on Thursday said developments would be reviewed in Sino-Indian relations from a “strategic and long-term perspective” and the views would be exchanged “on a range of issues of bilateral and global importance”.

He also said the vision that both leaders had for their respective countries and priorities for national development would also be shared at the Summit.
Mr Modi made the comments just before his departure for Wuhan.


In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, “I will be visiting Wuhan, China on 27-28 April 2018 for an Informal Summit with Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China. President Xi and I will exchange views on a range of issues of bilateral and global importance.”

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The informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan will provide an opportunity to the two leaders to begin a “genuine” dialogue about issues in Sino-Indian ties, top US experts have said.


“We will discuss our respective visions and priorities for national development, particularly in the context of current and future international situation. We will also review the developments in India-China relations from a strategic and long-term perspective.” Mr Modi tweeted.

The informal Summit comes at a time when the two giant neighbours are trying to put their ties back on tracks after the bitterness of the Sino-Indian military stand-off last year at Doklam in Bhutanese territory.

It was initially speculated whether matters such as India's request to Hong Kong for the provisional arrest of PNB scam accused Nirav Modi, India's attempts to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) and the issue of proposed UN sanctions on Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar would be discussed between the two leaders. 


Though sources had recently said "specific" issues would not be discussed at the summit, it remains to be seen whether India is able to strongly convey its views on these matters across directly to President Xi.

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