PM Modi Holds Bilateral Meet With China Prez After Dokalam StandoffSeptember 05, 2017 15:57
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PM Modi Holds Bilateral Meet With China Prez After Dokalam Standoff:- The first substantive bilateral meeting after the Dokalam standoff, was held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. This eventually had put ties between the two countries under strain.
Modi, who attended the BRICS Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue earlier in the day, met Xi on the sidelines of the 9th BRICS Summit. The prime minister, was accompanied by senior officials including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. They met the Chinese leader just before his travel to Myanmar from this port city.
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Modi congratulated Xi on a “very successful” BRICS Summit, during their meeting. The meeting comes in the wake of the diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector.
Since June 16, after the Indian side stopped the construction of a road by the Chinese Army, the Chinese and the Indian troops were engaged in a standoff. An announcement was made by the India’s External Affairs Ministry on August 28. The Ministry said an “expeditious disengagement” of their border troops in the disputed Dokalam area, was decided by New Delhi and Beijing.
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Earlier, the Indian officials were indicated that the two leaders were expected to discuss ways to create confidence building measures. The sense is that after the standoff, both countries want to “move on”. Earlier, a bilateral meeting was held by Modi with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.