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Modi to visit China today; for an informal summit with Pres Xi

The summit is set in Wuhan city on April 27 and 28

The world will be looking as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for China on Thursday evening to attend an informal summit with the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The summit is set in Wuhan city on April 27 and 28.

It need be recalled that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a joint press briefing with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj that informal summit between Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Jinping on April 27-28 emerges to be a success.

The informal summit is being seen as a move by the two countries to get their ties back on track following the Doklam stand-off last year.

The Doklam standoff in which the troops from the two nations were engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball standoff near Sikkim border between June to August left both sides re-strategizing in wake of new threats.

The summit comes ahead of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao city in June.

It is said that no agreements will be signed between India and China and no customary joint press conference will be held during Prime Minister Modi’s two-day visit.

It is yet to be ascertained if contentious issues like UN ban on Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group chief Masood Azhar will be taken up in the meeting.

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