Modi Meets Jinping Says ‘Stable’ India-China Ties Bring Stability

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Beijing: PM Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping soon after his arrival in this port city, where the two leaders are to take stock of the progress in the implementation of decisions they had taken at their first informal summit in Wuhan.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit which will explore concrete ways to bolster cooperation in the fight against terrorism, extremism and radicalisation besides deliberating on pressing global issues. Modi and Xi are expected to explore ways to deepen ties in areas of trade and investment besides reviewing the overall bilateral cooperation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in the city of Qingdao. In his opening remarks, Modi said stable relations between India and China would bring stability in the world.

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The two leaders will take stock of the implementation of decisions taken at the informal summit just over a month ago in Wuhan. Discussions in the SCO summit will take place on diverse issues ranging from combating terrorism, separatism and extremism to promoting cooperation in connectivity, commerce, customs, law, health and agriculture, protecting the environment and mitigating disaster risk and fostering people-to-people relations.

The upcoming historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is also likely to have a bearing on the weekend summit.