Xi Jinping-Narendra Modi summit broke ‘new ground’ for bilateral ties: China

By: PTI | Beijing | Published: May 2, 2018 3:59:44 pm

Wuhan, China: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake, in Wuhan, China. PTI Photo/ PIB

The Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping broke “new ground” as they identified the guiding principles for bilateral ties, drew up a blueprint for cooperation and mapped out concrete measures to implement the consensus reached, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Modi met Xi last week in an unprecedented two-day ‘heart-to-heart’ summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan to “solidify” the India-China relationship after the Doklam standoff last year. Also Read: Why did China agree to Wuhan?

Troops of India and China were locked in the 73-day standoff in Doklam after the Indian side stopped the construction of a road by the Chinese Army in the disputed area.

During their summit, the two leaders held a candid exchange of views in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere on topics related to international relations, China-India relations and cooperation in various areas and reached important consensus, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in her first comments on the summit held on April 27 and 28. Also Read: How Donald Trump cast his shadow on the Modi-Xi…

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