New Delhi, Sept 17: Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon will begin his two-day visit to Beijing from today to take forward the India-China bilateral relations.
During the visit, Menon will hold discussions on regional and international issues of mutual interest with the Chinese authorities.
Besides, the Indo-US civil nuclear deal and Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs planned trip to China later this year, are also expected to figure in the talks.
Recently, China has expressed its willingness to discuss the Indo-US civil nuclear deal when it comes up at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
The next round of talks on boundary between National Security Advisor M K Narayanan and Chinese Vice- Minister Dai Bingguo are likely to be held later this month.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi is expected to visit China next month.