India, China agree to maintain high-level exchanges

China and India have agreed to take care of the pace of their high-level exchanges in counter-terrorism and different fields after “friendly and open” discussions between their (NSAs) National Security Advisors.

#NSA Ajit Doval and his State councillor, Chinese counterpart yang Jiechi, finished their discussions in Hyderabad on Friday during a “friendly, open and cordial environment,” it had been officially declared here on Saturday.

Wide range of areas

It was Mr. Yang’s third visit to #Bharat within the last 2 months. The Ministry of External Affairs said their discussions covered a wide agenda spanning bilateral, regional and international problems with mutual interest.

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It said, “They also agreed that the forthcoming high-level engagement in counter-terrorism is one more manifestation of growing convergence of views of 2 countries on this pressing challenge facing international community. the 2 sides agreed to take care of the pace of high-level exchanges in political, economic, defence and counter-terrorism fields.”

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However, there was no official confirmation on whether the 2 sides mentioned contentious problems like China block Indian’s entry into Nuclear Suppliers group as also stopping Indian efforts to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief and Pathankot mastermind Masood Azhar getting banned by the United Nations.

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NSA Doval and State councillor yang, who are the Special Representatives on the Boundary Question of Bharat and China respectively, agreed to carry the twentieth round of Special Representatives Talks on the Boundary Question in Bharat next year.

Towards greater mutual trust

Mr. Doval and mister. yang also agreed that their consultations during that they exchanged views on numerous important and pressing bilateral problems have helped to enhance mutual understanding and would contribute to greater mutual trust. They agreed to continue such consultations in future.

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The two sides have also appreciated that 2016 is a very important year for bilateral engagement with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Bharat for BRICS Summit and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China for G-20 Summit being the main highlights of high-level exchanges.