Ajit Doval meets State Councillor of China Yang Jiechi
This was the third visit of State Councillor Yang to India in the last two months, read an official statement.
The discussions, conducted in a friendly, open and cordial environment, covered a wide agenda spanning bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.
The two sides appreciated that 2016 is an important year for bilateral engagement with President Xi Jinping’s visit to India for BRICS Summit and PM Modi’s visit to China for G-20 Summit being the major highlights of high level exchanges.
They agreed to maintain the pace of high level exchanges including in the political, economic, defence and counter-terrorism fields, read the statement.
They agreed that the forthcoming high level engagement in counter-terrorism field is yet another manifestation of growing convergence of views of two countries on this pressing challenge facing international community.
The two leaders agreed that their consultations during which they exchanged views on various important and pressing bilateral issues have helped to enhance mutual understanding and will contribute to greater mutual trust.
They agreed to continue such consultations in future, read the statement.
Doval and State Councillor Yang, who are the Special Representatives on the Boundary Question of India and China respectively agreed to hold the 20th Round of Special Representatives Talks on the Boundary Question in India next year.