KalingaTV News Network
Xiamen: India on Tuesday reiterated that peace and tranquillity is a pre-requisite for further development in bilateral relationship with China during the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit here this morning.
Both the leaders expressed willingness to work together for mutual good. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told media persons that the bilateral meeting between the Indian Prime Minister and the Chinese President was forward looking and constructive.
“One of the important points made during the meeting was that peace and tranquillity on the border areas was a prerequisite for the further development of our relationship,” Jaishankar said.
“Both sides agreed that Chinese and Indian defence and security personnel must maintain strong contacts and cooperation and ensure that the sort of situation which happened recently does not re-occur,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by National Security advisor Ajit Doval, foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, and spokesperson of Ministry of foreign affairs Raveesh Kumar in the meeting, while the Chinese delegation comprised President Xi, Chief Spokesperson Lu Kang, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and State Councilor Yang Jiechi.
The meeting is the first substantive and structured bilateral talks between the two leaders after 73-day tense standoff in Doklam.