Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the two countries should be sensitive to each other’s aspirations and needs.
“The India – China partnership is important not only to each other, but also to the region and the whole world,” PM Modi was reported to have told Xi. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit
in Huangzhou on Sunday. This was their second meeting in less than three months. The last meeting had come on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO) Summit in Tashkent in June.
Striking a similar note, Xi Jinping said China is willing to work with India to maintain their hard-won sound relations and further advance their cooperation.
“We ought to respect and give consideration to each other’s concerns, and use constructive methods to appropriately handle questions on which there are disputes,” Xi said, according to China’s Foreign Ministry.
Further, PM Modi called for collaboration in fighting terrorism.
“Not just India, but countries like China, Russia and a number of others face the threat of terrorism emanating from our neighbourhood,” he reportedly said, in an oblique reference to Pakistan.