PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Xiamen (China): Days after a standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Sikkim sector of the international border, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 9th BRICS Summit here.
In his opening remarks, Modi congratulated Xi for the successful execution of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit here.
The two leaders met in the southeastern city of Xiamen after the three-day Summit and the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries.
Xi told Modi, "healthy, stable bilateral ties (were) in line with fundamental interests of the two nations", Xinhua news agency reported.
Indian and Chinese troops last month ended a tense stand-off on the Doklam border which began in June and which seriously affected their ties.
Earlier on Tuesday, Modi also held a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
with IANS inputs...