The interaction between President Xi Jinping of China  and  Prime Minister  Narendra Modi last time was at at the BRICS summit in South Africa’s Johannesburg was at New Delhi’s insistence. Now China had requested for a bilateral meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi . “There was a pending request from the Chinese side for a bilateral meeting. The two leaders, however, had an informal conversation in the Leaders’ Lounge during the BRICS Summit,” the sources said. Ahead of the G20 summit in Delhi next month comes this meeting. PM Modi had highlighted to President unresolved issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)”. He mentioned the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas. In the last meeting they exchanged pleasantries and spoke about the need to stabilise bilateral relations. Chinese Foreign Ministry said “President Xi stressed that improving China-India relations serves the common interests of the two countries and peoples, and is also conducive to peace, stability and development of the world and the region.” He further added “The two sides should bear in mind the overall interests of their bilateral relations and handle properly the border issue so as to jointly safeguard peace and tranquillity in the border region.”


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