No meeting was scheduled between Yang and Sonia Gandhi: MEA

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New Delhi, Sep 10 (UNI) The government today described as ''unfounded,'' the reports that Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi was denied a meeting with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi here yesterday.

An External Affairs Ministry spokesman here said there was no meeting scheduled between Ms Gandhi and the Chinese Foreign Minister.

''We have seen these reports. These are unfounded as there was no meeting scheduled to be held between the Chinese Foreign Minister and Chairperson, UPA,'' a spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry said in response to questions on news reports about the Chinese Foreign Minister having been denied a meeting with Ms Gandhi.

Reports here said Mr Yang, who was in India on a three-day official visit, had sought a meeting with Ms Gandhi yesterday morning. However, he was denied an appointment.

Mr Yang, on his maiden visit to India as the Foreign Minister, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations.

The Congress has also denied the reports saying no meeting was scheduled between Ms Sonia Gandhi and the Chinese Foreign Minister.


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