Chinese leader Xi Jinping, President of China

Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday that during their bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that improving China-India relations serves the common interests of the two countries and peoples.

The Chinese President met PM Modi on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the two leaders exchanged frank and in-depth views on current China-India relations and other issues of common interest.

“President Xi emphasized that the improvement of 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. should take into account the bilateral relations and properly handle the border issue so as to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border area, said the Foreign Ministry spokesman.

During talks with Xi, PM Modi highlighted India’s concerns over the unresolved issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and the two leaders directed their respective officials to “expedite disengagement and de-escalation efforts”. agreed to give.

Addressing a press conference on India’s participation in the 15th BRICS Summit, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said that Prime Minister Modi interacted with other BRICS leaders during the summit.

He said that PM Modi in his talks with the Chinese President underlined that maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas and observing and respecting the LAC are essential for normalizing India-China relations.

“Prime Minister held talks with other BRICS leaders. In talks with President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister highlighted India’s concerns on the unresolved issues along the LAC in the western sector of the India-China border areas. Prime Minister underlined Kwatra said, maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas and respecting the LAC is essential for the normalization of India-China relations.

“In this regard, the two leaders agreed to instruct their respective authorities to expedite the withdrawal of troops and intensify efforts to de-escalate,” he said.

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first published: 25 August 2023 | at 7:29 am First

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