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Xi Jinping's aide holds talks with V K Singh

he Doklam standoff began on June 16 after the People's Liberation Army began building a road in area claimed by Bhutan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Xi Jinping's aide holds talks with V K Singh

Amid efforts by and to improve their ties post-Doklam, a Chinese delegation headed by Meng Xiangfeng, a close confidant of Jinping and senior leader, held talks with Minister of State for External Affairs here on Friday.

"Sustained engagement with Singh meets delegation of the of the of (IDCPC) on a visit to under the MEA-IDCPC Exchange Programme. Delegation is led by Meng Xiangfeng, Member of CPC," tweeted.

The exchanges between the CPC and the MEA followed the visits of Chinese and top Chinese to last month.

Wang's talks with and other officials on the sidelines of the Russia-India-Foreign Ministers' meeting last month set the stage for a broader dialogue on improving the relations this year.

The two neighbours had a roller-coaster relationship in 2017 which was repeatedly blighted by issues like the standoff, blocking of India's NSG membership bid and moves to declare the a terrorist.

The standoff began on June 16 after the People's began building a road in area claimed by The Indian troops intervened to stop the road as it posed a security risk to Chicken Neck, the narrow corridor connecting with its north-eastern states.

The standoff ended on August 28.

First Published: Fri, January 05 2018. 23:31 IST
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