The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July 2014. He met the Chinese President on the sidelines of Sixth BRICS Summit being held in Fortaleza. The meeting was the first-summit level interaction of PM Narendra Modi with Chinese President.
During the 80-minute meeting emphasised on the importance of bilateral relationship between India and China and expressed satisfaction at the high momentum of bilateral engagement since Narendra Modi assumed the office of PM in May 2014.
Both sides also emphasized on the need to find a solution to the Boundary Question and stressed the importance of strengthening mutual trust and confidence, and maintaining peace and tranquility on the border.
Besides, the PM Modi suggested opening of a second route for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and called for enhanced Chinese investment in the infrastructure sector in India. He also expressed the hope that trade imbalance between the two countries is resolved.
PM Modi also expressed hope for increase in tourism and ties between the people of the two ancient civilizations.
Chinese President Xi invited India to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in November 2014 and asked India to deepen engagement with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Since May 2014, there has been some high level bilateral engagement between India and China. These includehe the visit of Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari to China and the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to India as President Jinping’s Special Envoy, in June 2014. Later in the year 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India. All these high level bilateral engagement presents an opportunity to India and China to chart a new and ambitious agenda for the strategic partnership.
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Who: PM Narendra Modi
When: 15 July 2014