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Sushma Swaraj meets Wang Yi, discusses India-China bilateral issues

Swaraj was received by Wang at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing ahead of their bilateral meeting

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Sushma Swaraj

on Sunday met her Chinese counterpart and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship.

Swaraj arrived here on Saturday on a four-day visit to take part in the foreign ministers' meeting of the (SCO).

She was received by Wang at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing ahead of their bilateral meeting.

This was their first meeting after Wang was elevated as last month which makes him the top diplomat of the country in the Chinese hierarchy. He also continues to be the

In her initial remarks, Swaraj congratulated Wang on being elevated as and appointed the special representative for the India-boundary talks.

Wang said the bilateral ties have witnessed a good development and shown a positive momentum this year under the guidance of the leaders of the two nations.

"On the eve of the closing of China's People's this year, President received a very important phone call from Prime Minister "

He said the call spurred a positive momentum in the dialogue process between the two countries.

"Our two leaders had in-depth exchange of views and reached important consensus on furthering the China-India relationship. We must work very hard to implement the consensus between our two leaders.

"India's membership to the SCO has expanded the orgainsation's potential and its influence, as well as providing a new platform for the India-cooperation and I believe that India will make a positive and energetic contribution to the organisation," Wang said.

Their meeting is part of efforts by the two countries to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve relations, official sources here told PTI before the meeting.

Following the Dokalam standoff last year both countries increased dialogue to scale down tensions and improve relations with talks at various levels.

Swaraj and Wang are meeting in the immediate backdrop of the recent meeting between Security Advisor and top official of the ruling Communist Party of (CPC) in Shanghai.

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First Published: Sun, April 22 2018. 16:30 IST
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