India, China ready to move from Doklam border row

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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India and China on Tuesday signalled they were ready to move on from their Doklam border row, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreeing to avoid similar incidents in future.

After the over two-month long stand-off between their armies, Modi and Xi had their first “healthy” and “fruitful” bilateral meeting after the conclusion of the 9th BRICS Summit where they agreed that peace on the border was must for further development of bilateral ties.

“Met President Xi Jinping. We held fruitful talks on bilateral relations between India and China,” Modi tweeted later after the over hour-long meeting with Xi.

The Indian leader thanked the Chinese government and the people for their “warm hospitality” during the three-day BRICS Summit and then left for Myanmar.

On his part, Xi said “healthy and stable relations” between China and India were in line with the fundamental interests of their people.

“China is willing to work with India on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence to improve political mutual trust, promote mutually beneficial cooperation and push Sino-Indian ties along a right track,” he told Modi.

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