India and China held their first bilateral meeting in Chinese city of Xiamen on Tuesday during the ninth BRICS summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM 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. During the meeting Xi Jinping said that healthy, stable ties between the two nations is in lines with the interests of people in both the sides.
In his opening statement, PM Narendra Modi congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping for the successful execution of the BRICS summit.
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.
Earlier on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
On Monday, in a major diplomatic win for India, 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.
After the BRICS summit, Prime Minister Modi will depart for Myanmar on his second and last leg of the two-nation visit.