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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chinese Yi will visit this month with an aim to boost cooperation between the two countries.

said will be in as and Chinese Xi Jinping, in a recent meeting, decided that the foreign ministers of the two countries should meet.

Sources said will be in around December 20.

Modi and Xi met on the sidelines of the summit in on November 30.

In the meeting, they concurred that there had been a "perceptible improvement" in bilateral ties after their summit and both sides are optimistic that 2019 would be an even better year for India-relations.

They also discussed joint efforts to further enhance mutual trust and friendship between the two neighbours.

"This visit of the Chinese is taking place following a meeting between the and Xi... At that meeting, it was decided that the two foreign ministers should meet," Kumar said.

On Tuesday, held talks here with Chinese Vice and reviewed the progress made in the bilateral ties since the summit between Modi and Xi.

In their informal summit in Chinese city of in April, Modi and Xi decided to issue "strategic guidance" to their militaries to strengthen communications so that they can build trust and understanding.

The informal summit had taken place seven months after the Doklam standoff.

Troops of India and were locked in a 73-day face-off in Doklam from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the The impasse ended on August 28.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 21:20 IST