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Modi-Jinping summit: Here are 6 major takeaways from the informal talks

By Deepika

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrapped up his unique two-day informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, the central Chinese city.

The Prime Minister landed in Wuhan province on Friday and held one-on-one talks with Xi for nearly two hours. The talks extended to Saturday at the East Lake. The leaders were seen walking along the lakeside and going on a boat ride.

Xi Jinping and PM Modi

Thought no official agreements were struck, the summit gains significance as a marker of a growing rapprochement between India and China following the Doklam dispute.

Here are the key takeaways from Modi-Jinping Wuhan summit

Five-point agenda for bilateral relationship

Prime Minister Narendra Modihas floated a five-point agenda for bilateral relationship with China which he said will be dependent on shared vision, better communication, strong relationship, shared thought process and shared resolve.

The five positive elements of this relationship are thought, communication, support, commitment and shared vision.

Agreed to maintaining peace and tranquility

Modi and Xi spoke about the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility in all areas along the India-China border. To ensure peace in the region, they have agreed to strengthen communication in the management of border affairs.

The two leaders recognised the common threat posed by terrorism and committed to cooperate further on counter-terrorism.

Greater communication in matters of common interest

Modi and Xi underlined that as two major countries India and China have wider and overlapping regional and global interests. They agreed on the need to strengthen strategic communication through greater consultation on all matters of common interest.

Sustainable solutions

The two leaders have agreed to jointly contribute in facilitating sustainable solutions for global challenges including climate change, sustainable development, food security.
They also underlined the two sides should take advantage of the complementarities between the two economies.

More informal summits on cards

The two leaders have decided to hold more "informal summits" in the future - Modi has invited Xi to India next year - to engage is "direct, free and candid exchange of views".

Joint economic project in Afghanistan

India and China have agreed on a joint economic project in Afghanistan, the move which could upset Pakistan.

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