New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday will hold talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi who will arrive here on a three-day visit. However, the Chinese state media has warned New Delhi of “unnecessary entanglement” in the South China Sea issue.
The two foreign ministers are expected to hold talks on important issues of bilateral, regional and multilateral interest. “Wang Yi is arriving tomorrow and will be here for three days. He will be in Delhi during which he will meet the External Affairs Minister and he will also call on some other dignitaries,” MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
“He will also be going to Goa which is the site of the BRICS Summit,” he added. Swarup said the discussions between the two leaders will include all important issues of bilateral, regional and multilateral interest.
However, ahead of Yi`s visit to India, state-owned Chinese media has warned New Delhi to refrain from “unnecessary entanglement” in the South China Sea issue and instead focus on trade between the two countries. An opinion piece in the Global Times hinted at trade imbalance between the two countries.
It said that India’s focus on the South China Sea issue could risk unnecessary side effects to the ties between New Delhi and Beijing and potentially set up obstacles for Indian exporters hoping to increase their presence in China.