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Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, visited India

Jun 9, 2014 18:18 IST

Wang Yi, the Foreign Minister of China was on a two-day long visit to India from 8 June to 9 June 2014. He visited India in the capacity of Special Envoy of the President of China, Xi Jinping. The objective of the visit was to establish contact with the new Government of India led by Narendra Modi.

During his visit, he met Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and discussed a wide range of issues related to trade, economy, border and people to people exchanges.

Apart from this, the two ministers also decided to conduct high-level meetings of President, Vice President, Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister of the two countries in 2014.

During the visit, Wang also met President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 June 2014.  
Major discussions and agreements between the two leaders
• Respect the sensitivities and aspirations of their people as essential for expansion of bilateral relations
• People to people exchanges like Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and the project about the Encyclopedia of India-China cultural contacts
• Several issues of regional and international importance

Comment: Might be possible that this visit of Wang would be an important element for friendly exchanges between the two countries and also give a momentum to the India-China Strategic and Cooperative Partnership.

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