Chinese foreign minister meets Modi, discusses issues of 'mutual interest'
Wang (L) is likely to seek India's support for Chinese position on the South China Sea dispute. He met Indian PM (R) today in Delhi. Photograph: (ANI)
The two leaders held discussions on issues of mutual interests, said local media reports.
India's national security advisor Ajit Doval and foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar were also present during the meeting.
Wang, on a three-day visit to India, is also met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj later in the day on key regional and bilateral issues. He is likely to seek India's support for Chinese position on the South China Sea dispute.
Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets EAM Sushma Swaraj pic.twitter.com/R7eFr7DZJh— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2016
Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/N52UqLkNC1— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2016
Modi's upcoming trip to Hangzhou for G-20 summit on September 04-05 and recent transgression by Chinese troops in Chamoli district of northern Uttarakhand state are also expected to figure in discussions.
Wang's visit is the first bilateral meeting between leaders of the two Asian giants after China ruled out bending rules for India for its entry to the prestigious Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in June.