India has reiterated that peace and tranquility is pre-requisite for further development in bilateral relationship with China. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told media persons that bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Mr Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping was forward looking and constructive. He said meeting lasted about an hour.
Mr Jai Shankar said that Prime Minister Modi told Mr Xi that India and China are each other’s major neighbours and both the countries are world’s largest and emerging. He said, there should be stability in relationship between both the countries. He also said, both the countries do not allow to disagreements to become disputes.
It was the first substantive and structured bilateral between two leaders after Doklam standoff. The leaders recalled their Astana meeting and reaffirmed that disagreements should be resolved with mutual respect and confidence.
Prime Minister Modi was accompanied with National Security advisor Ajit Doval, foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, Indian Ambassador in China Vijay Gokhale and spokesperson of Ministry of foreign affairs Raveesh Kumar. Chinese delegation comprised President Mr. Xi, Chief Spokesperson Lu Kang, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and State Councilor Yang Jiechi.