Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held their first substantive bilateral meeting on Tuesday after the Doklam standoff, which had put ties between the two countries under strain.
The meeting is the prime minister’s last official engagement before flying off to Myanmar on a bilateral visit.
Modi is in China for two-day BRICS Summit.
During the meeting, which is taking place amids efforts from the two sides to leave the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in Dokalam in the Sikkim sector, sources said the two leaders are expected to discuss ways to create confidence building measures.
Here are highlights:
#12:30 PM: I thank the Chinese government & people for their warm hospitality during the BRICS Summit. Leaving for Myanmar for a bilateral visit.
#11:53 AM: Both of us know what happened this was not backward looking conversation it was forward looking: FS on if Doklam was raised in Modi-Xi meet
#11:47 AM: There was a sense that if relationship is to go forward then peace & tranquility on border areas must be maintained: FS on Modi-Xi meet
#11:46 AM: Important point made during meeting was peace & tranquility in the border area is prerequisite for further development of relationship: MEA
#11:45 AM: Counter terrorism issues were taken up during the course of BRICS, they were not discussed in this meeting: FS Jaishankar on Modi-Xi meet
#11:42 AM: Discussion constructive. Agreed at Astana that will not let differences become disputes, that was reaffirmed: FS Jaishankar on Modi-Xi meet
#11:40 AM:MEA briefs media on Modi-Jinping meeting, says terrorism, defence, security featured high on agenda
#11:35 AM: MEA briefs the media in Xiamen, China
#11:30 AM: Xiamen, China: Meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping concludes
#11:19 AM: A healthy and stable China-India relationship serves the interests of people in both countries: President Xi Jinping to PM Modi in Xiamen
#11:00 AM: India and China are each other's major neighbors, we are also two of the world's largest & emerging countries: Pres Xi to PM Modi
#10:55 AM: China is prepared to work with India to seek guidance from the five principles of Panchsheel: Chinese Pres XI Jinping to PM Modi
#10:55 AM: The Chinese delegation comprised President Xi Jinping, Chief Spokesperson Lu Kang, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and State Councilor Yang Jiechi.
#10:45 AM: I congratulate you for the successful execution of BRICS Summit: PM Modi at bilateral with Chinese Pres Xi Jinping
#10:47 AM: Xi Jinping slams lack of international effort to combat climate change
#10:25 AM: The meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping begins
#8:50 AM: PM Narendra Modi addresses 'Dialogue of Emerging Market & Developing Countries'
-PM speaks at Dialogue: I am pleased to exchange perspectives with you on shared priority of achieving comprehensive sustainable devel't
-Recently India completed its first voluntary review of SDGs. The bedrock of our dev agenda lies in the notion of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas”
-PM: Our programmes are geared to accomplish these priority goals in a time-bound manner.
-PM: India has a long tradition of partnerships with fellow developing countries, while pursuing our own aspirations for growth
-PM: Earlier this year, we launched the South Asia Satellite to benefit willing regional partners in meeting their developmental goals.
-At the Third IAFS in 2015, with participation of all 54 African countries, we decided to double the number of ITEC scholarships to 50,000
-Our dev partnerships projects are providing water, electricity, roads, healthcare, tele-medicine, and basic infra in dozens of countries
-PM: Our “no strings attached” model of cooperation is driven purely by the requirements and priorities of our partner countries
-India is gorwing at a rapid pace: PM Modi
PM suggests that BRICS leadership for global transformation can be achieved through Ten Noble Commitments pic.twitter.com/w12HnDXcXM— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 5, 2017
-Our efforts should be targetted at making next decade a golden one: PM Modi
-We need coordinated action and cooperation in areas such as counter terrorism, cyber security and disaster management: PM Narendra Modi
-We need to work together to create a greener world and mitigate the menace of climate change: PM Narendra Modi
-PM @narendramodi calls for an inclusive world, where the poorest of the poor are integrated into the financial mainstream.
-PM urges BRICS nations to work collectively for a digital world, skilled world, healthier world, equitable world and harmonious world.
PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping & Russian Pres Vladimir Putin arrive at Dialogue of Emerging Market & Developing Countries in Xiamen. pic.twitter.com/v1hq1pzC4r— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2017
The Chinese and the Indian troops were engaged in a standoff since June 16 after the Indian side stopped the construction of a road by the Chinese Army.On August 28, India’s External Affairs Ministry announced that New Delhi and Beijing have decided on “expeditious disengagement” of their border troops in the disputed Dokalam area.
Asked if there was any link between the BRICS declaration which for the first time named Pakistan-based terror groups for their violent activities and resolution of the Dokalam standoff, Secretary (East) in the MEA Preeti Saran answered in the negative, saying BRICS is a multilateral forum where outcomes are based on consensus.
“It cannot be linked,” she added. Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang told the media in Beijing that “details of the meeting we will release in due course.”
Apart from Xi, Modi will also hold a bilateral meeting with the President of Egypt, which is among the five counties -- Mexico, Guinea, Thailand and Tajikistan—invited by China as part of ‘BRICS Plus’ outreach exercise.
Xi and his wife hosted a banquet for the BRICS leaders on Monday evening followed by Chinese cultural extravaganza. Modi, who attended the banquet along with other leaders, also interacted informally with the leaders of the guest countries.
(With Inputs from PTI)