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India and China to cooperate further in counter-terrorism: MEA

By Chennabasaveshwar

On the last day of PM Narendra Modi's visit to China, Ministry of External Affairs stated that no agreements or announcements were made on Wuhan Summit. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefed the media about the outcome of the summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Chinese President Xi Jinping inside a house boat in Wuhans East Lake. Courtesy: ANI news

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, said, "In the summit, they agreed that India and China are major powers and will pursue a peaceful and balanced relationship. The summit has boosted bilateral ties. "

"The talks were satisfactory. Specific guidance is given to militaries to implement confidence building and better understanding," he said.

"PM Modi and President Xi Jinping also recognised the common threat posed by terrorism both reiterated their strong condemnation of a resolute opposition to terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Both committed to cooperate further in counter-terrorism," Gokhale said.

On the issue of India-China boundary question, the two leaders (Modi and Xi) endorsed work of the special representative to find a fair reasonable and mutual settlement. The two leaders underscored that it is important to maintain peace along India-China border region and decided that they will issue strategic guidance to their respective militaries to strengthen communications and to build trust and understanding.

On the informal summit, Gokhale said, "This is a new kind of diplomatic arrangement between the two nations. Both leaders are finding new ways of communicating with each other."

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