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Sushma Swaraj's China visit brings thaw in bilateral relations

ANI  |  Beijing [China] 

Sushma Swaraj, who is in for (SCO)'s foreign ministers' meet, has got things rolling in the bilateral relations of the two countries, which became sombre post last year's standoff.

During the joint press conference of Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, not only confirmed Narendra Modi's meeting with Chinese but it also agreed to allow Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which was stopped by after the 72-day-long standoff.

confirmed that Modi will hold a meeting with Chinese on April 27-28 in city, ahead of (SCO) summit in June.

"We will make sure that the informal summit (between PM Modi and Chinese Jinping on April 27-28) will be a complete success and a milestone in China-relations," said Wang.

Commenting on the annual yatra, Swaraj said, "The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La route will be resumed this year. I am confident that with Chinese side's full cooperation, this year's yatra will be a fulfilling experience of visiting Indian pilgrims."

has also agreed to share data on Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers.

"China has confirmed data sharing on Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers in 2018. As it directly affects lives of people living there we welcome this," Swaraj said.

She also said both New Delhi and have agreed to work together on the issues like terrorism, climate change, sustainable development and global

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First Published: Sun, April 22 2018. 21:40 IST