Indian Foreign Secy holds talks with Chinese officials including Foreign Minister
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held key talks with top Chinese officials in Beijing.
The talks were held amid India and China seeking to chart a course for recently tense relations following last years border standoff.
On Friday, Gokhale held talks with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other officials.
Chinas annual parliament session will start from March 3 for two weeks.
Sources informed that a major reshuffle in government is expected and the appointment of a new foreign minister.
Wang is reported to have said that China hopes that the Indian side will handle sensitive issues prudently and work with China to promote the sound development of China-India relations.
This was confirmed by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
India attaches great importance to its relations with China and is willing to work with China to implement the consensus of leaders, strengthen strategic communications, take care of each other’s core concerns and create a good atmosphere and conditions for the sustained and steady development of bilateral relations, said Gokhale said.
A series of bilateral visits are expected in the lead up to Prime Minister Modi visiting China in June for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. >
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