Goa: Terrorism was the key issue of discussion at the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two held talks in Goa on Saturday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit.
The two leaders held extensive discussion on terrorism and both the countries agreed that there is a need of increased coordination to deal with terror, Vikas Swarup, the spokesperson of external affairs ministry told media reporters after the meeting.
Prime Minister Modi called his meeting with the Chinese President ‘fruitful’ in a tweet shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.
“Both the countries have been victims of terrorism and it is a scourge in the entire region,” PM Modi told Xi. The Chinese President, on the other hand, said both countries should strengthen our security dialogue and partnership. He also said that the commonalities between the two countries outweigh the differences.
“No country is immune from terrorism. India and China must increase cooperation to deal with terror,” MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup quoted PM Modi as saying.
“Terrorism is not an issue Indian and China can afford to have differences on,” PM Modi told Chinese president.
Both Xi and PM Modi agreed that there is a need to come up with a common ground and a strategic road map which would help not just the two countries but the entire region in dealing with the increasing threat of terror groups like the ISIS, the MEA said.