Wednesday, 21 June 2017

India, China hold talks for strengthening strategic partnership

India looks forward to strengthen its strategic partnership and mutual dialogue with China as the two sides held talks here amid differences over a host of issues including the USD 50 billion CPEC and Indias NSG membership bid.

Ties between the two countries have been tense in the past months over China blocking India’s membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Dalai Lama.

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh met Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the BRICS foreign ministers.

Meeting being held here to finalise the agenda for this years BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit to be held in September in Chinas Xiamen city.

They discussed steps to strengthen strategic relations on the directions laid down by Prime Minister NarendraModi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at Astana recently.

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