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India’s Modi to visit China this week as rapprochement gathers pace

2018-04-23 09:51:55       source:Straits Times

April 22, 2018

BEIJING (REUTERS) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China later this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year in ties between the two giant neighbours. 

The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said the two will meet on Friday (April 27) and Saturday (April 28) in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. 

“Our common interests far outweigh our differences. The two countries have no choice other than pursuing everlasting friendship, mutually beneficial cooperation and common development,” Mr Wang told reporters after meeting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in Beijing. 

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