Sushma to Visit China this weekend


New Delhi: Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will be  visiting China this weekend, after Beijing criticized U.S. President Barack Obama’s Three day visit to New Delhi as the chief guest for the republic Day celebrations.

The Foreign Minister will be visiting Beijing on Sunday to discuss regional, bilateral and global issues of concern with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. They will also hold trilateral talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The US president welcomed what he called a “greater role for India in the Asia Pacific” and said freedom of navigation in the region must be upheld.

According to political circles, Modi will be carefully not alienate China, whose investment he desperately needs as he tries to boost India’s economy, amidst territorial disputes over Arunachal Pradesh.