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Doval holds talks with China's top CPC official

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

today held talks with top of China's ruling in Shanghai, the here said, the second meeting between the two officials after the last year's Dokalam stand-off.

Doval's meeting with Yang, the member of the CPC, comes ahead of several key dialogues between the two countries, which are trying to reset the ties after the last year's 73-day long stand-off at Dokalam.

The in a brief statement said that Doval and Yang, both special representatives of the India-boundary talks, held talks, but gave no details about the meeting.

Yang is also of Till last month, Yang was the of the CPC, a top diplomatic post.

He was replaced by Foreign Minister, Wang will hold the dual posts of and in a major reshuffle of top officials.

This is the second meeting between Doval and Yang after the Dokalam stand-off.

Yang attended the 20th round of boundary talks between the two countries in in December last year during which both sides decided to reset the ties with more interactions.

Since December, the two sides are trying to iron out differences on the China-Economic Corridor, India's entry into the and blocking the efforts to designate as a terrorist by the UN.

The two countries are preparing for a series of high-level interactions leading up to Narendra Modi's proposed visit for the Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in June.

and are scheduled to be in on April 24 to attend different meetings of the SCO and interact with their counterparts from the member states.

The eight-member SCO, in which was a latest entrant along with Pakistan, is due to hold its summit in the Chinese city of

The SCO comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and

Ahead of the summit, the organisation which is focused on anti-terrorism cooperation is holding a host of ministerial and officials' meetings to work out a firm agenda for the summit to provide a new direction to the grouping.

SCO Foreign and Defence Ministers meetings are also scheduled on April 24 and almost around the same time, according to officials here.

Both sides attach lot of significance to these meetings to reset the ties as they were taking place after has commenced his second-five-year tenure last month with the prospect continuing in power for life following the removal of two-term limit for the

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 10:10 IST
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