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BRICS Summit 2017 highlights: ‘Healthy, stable’ China-India ties necessary, Xi Jinping tells PM Modi

September 5, 2017

Modi-and-JinpingXiamen, Sep 5: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held first bilateral talks on Tuesday, since the months old Doklam standoff ended last week.

In his opening remarks, Modi congratulated Jinping  for the successful execution of the ninth BRICS Summit.

During the meet, Chinese President called for  ‘healthy and stable’ ties between the two countries, adding China is ready to work with India to seek guidance from the five principles of the Panchsheel Treaty which was signed in 1954.

Jinping also said “We are also two of the world’s largest and emerging countries,”

Soon after the meeting PM Modi tweeted “Met President Xi Jinping. We held fruitful talks on bilateral relations between India and China.”

Modi accompanied by senior officials including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, met the Chinese leader ahead of his departure to Myanmar from this port city.

After the crucial meet, Jaishankar addressing media said leaders had constructive discussion and agreed at Astana that will not let differences become disputes, that was reaffirmed.

Counter terrorism issues were taken up during the course of BRICS, they were not discussed in this meeting, he added.

Not only this, Foreign Secretary also asserted important point made during meeting was peace and tranquility in the border area is prerequisite for further development of relationship.

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