Chinese President Xi Jinping Will Visit India In December This Year

The Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely visit India towards the end of this year to discuss further ways to strengthen bilateral relations.

This  development came shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Thursday.

Soon after the delegation level talks between the two nations, the PM’s office tweeted, “Deepening friendship with China. PM @narendramodi’s first meeting on the sidelines of the SCO Summit is with President Xi Jinping. Both leaders are discussing ways to further strengthen bilateral relations.”

Again later the Spokesperson of External Affairs Ministry Raveesh Kumar wrote on twitter, “Building on the momentum of high-level exchanges, PM @narendramodi had a warm meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Leaders discussed all aspects of enriching our bilateral relations & recognised the positive role of strategic communication in deepening our partnership.”

This is the first bilateral meeting between Modi and Xi this year. It also comes after China had lifted its objections against the United Nations’ blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar in May.

In April last year, PM Modi and Xi Jinping had met in Wuhan in an informal summit in order to deepen bilateral cooperation. That meeting came following the 73-day standoff in Bhutan’s Doklam plateau in 2017, which strained bilateral ties between the two countries.

Source : Various