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Sushma in China from Saturday, to hold talks with Wang Yi

IANS  |  Beijing 

India's will hold bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart during her two-day visit beginning on Saturday.

will meet Wang on the sidelines of the foreign ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit (SCO).

She will meet a more powerful Wang, who in March was elevated to China's top diplomatic post of They are likely to discuss a host of thorny issues.

India-ties were severely hit by the 73-day military stand-off in Doklam last year. Both sides are now trying to restore normalcy to their ties by stepping up bilateral exchanges.

China's opposition to India's entry into the (NSG) and its move to block bids at the UN to list Masood Azhar, of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group, as a global terrorist, has irked

In addition, has reservations about the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC), which cuts through Pakistan-held that is claimed by

Sushma Swaraj, whose last visit to was in 2015, is also likely to meet other top Chinese leaders.

India's will also visit China next week and hold a dialogue with her counterpart.

will meet Chinese in June on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit.

and were admitted to the China-led block in 2017.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 12:30 IST