Xiamen: On the sidelines of the ninth BRICS summit, India and China held their first bilateral meeting in the Chinese city of Xiamen on Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks for the first time since the 73-day long Doklam standoff. They held the meeting in Xiamen on the sidelines of BRICS 2017.
In the first meeting since 73-day long Doklam standoff, Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Modi agreed upon peace along the border. In an hour long meeting Xi Jinping said that healthy, stable ties between the two nations are in lines with the interests of people in both the sides.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told PM Modi that since India and China are each other’s major neighbors and also among world’s largest countries, a healthy and stable China-India relationship serves interest of both the countries.
In a positive move, Jinping said that China is ready to work with India to seek guidance from the five principles of Panchsheel.
In a major diplomatic victory for India on Monday, the BRICS nations named Pakistan based terror groups like LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Haqqani network in its declaration, condemning terror in all forms. For the first time, the declaration was backed by China which in past, during Goa summit, resisted the similar move.