On the sidelines of G20 summit meeting in Argentina, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that there has been a “perceptible improvement” in bilateral ties.
They said that improvement is visible especially after their Wuhan summit.
The two sides expressed optimism that 2019 would be an even better year for India-China relations.
PM Modi and Chinese President Xi on Friday discussed joint efforts to further enhance mutual trust and friendship between the two giant neighbours.
The two leaders have met twice after their informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late April — once at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held in June in China’s Qingdao and the second time at the BRICS summit in South Africa’s Johannesburg in July.
Later, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told reporters that the two leaders said that there had been a perceptible improvement in bilateral relations.
President Xi referred to enhanced imports of rice and sugar from India, spoke of possibility of greater import of soyameal and rapeseed.
He also expressed the hope that India would import more agricultural products from China, Mr Gokhale said.
The president also indicated that in the pharmaceutical sector there would be greater trade between the two sides, he said.>