Chinese President invites Indian PM to discuss border solution

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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imgChina’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China in November and called for a “negotiated resolution” to the boundary dispute “at an early date”, as the two leaders held their first ever meeting in Brazil.

In Fortaleza to attend the BRICS Summit, Mr. Modi and Mr. Xi met for 80 minutes – extending beyond the scheduled 40 minutes – in what was described as a frank and candid discussion covering a range of issues.

Mr. Xi said he was looking forward to his September visit to India, and also welcomed Mr. Modi to visit China this year.

Indian officials in Fortaleza told the Press Trust of India that China had invited Mr. Modi to attend the APEC leaders’ meeting in Beijing in November.

However, Indian officials were quoted as saying that with scheduled SAARC and G20 meetings that same month, the visit may take place at a later date. It is possible that Mr. Modi will visit in December.

In the meeting, Mr. Xi called for a “negotiated solution to the border issues at an early date”, the official Xinhua news agency quoted the Chinese leader as saying.

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