The Ministry of External affairs emphasized on the meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi  and Chinese President Xi Jinping  at G20 summit in Bali in last November . He said they spoke on  the need to stabilize bilateral relation and not only exchanged courtesies . It was during that interaction both the Ministers reached the “ important consensus”. Arindam Bagchi  the ministry of External affairs (MEA) said  “During the Bali G20 summit last year, the Prime Minister and President Xi Jinping, at the conclusion of the dinner hosted by the Indonesian President, exchanged pleasantries and discussed the necessity of stabilising our bilateral relations.” He said  “Our consistent stance has been that resolving the issue along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western sector of the India-China boundary and restoring peace and tranquillity in the border areas is crucial for the overall resolution.”  After border standoff that began in May 2020, this is their first public interaction between PM Modi and Xi. Bagchi also said “I think the foreign secretary did mention. Maybe he didn’t mention the second part of it. He did talk about extending courtesies and I think there was a general discussion on the need to stabilise our bilateral relations and how we see that.”


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