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No joint statement after Modi-Jinping talks in China: Reports

By Deepika

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not issue any joint statement after summit talks slated to be held between April 27 and 28.


The two leaders will not sign any agreements or issue a joint statement at the Wuhan summit this week but they will try to build mutual trust and reach important consensus to resolve the outstanding issues, a top Chinese official said today.

Prime Minister Modi will travel to China on April 27 for an informal summit with President Xi in the central Chinas Wuhan city.

"Both sides have agreed not to sign an agreement or release any joint document but reach important consensus to resolve outstanding issues," Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou told the media here on the two-day summit.

This informal summit is the first of its kind and there is no precedent in each others country, he said, explaining why both the leaders opted to hold the summit.

"At the informal summit, the two leaders will have heart-to-heart discussions on overarching issues and try to build mutual trust and consensus to resolve outstanding differences," Kong said.

Asked whether the Dokalam issue and the boundary dispute will figure in the talks, Kong said Dokalam happened because of lack of trust.

"The two countries need to create conditions and trust between them to resolve the boundary issue," he added.

Kong said both President Xi and Prime Minister Modi have strategic vision and historical responsibility.

At the informal summit, they will have strategic communication on the major changes in the international landscape unseen in more than 100 years. They will have in-depth exchange of views on the issues of overarching long-term and strategic importance in the bilateral relations, he said.

Such exchange of views will deepen the mutual trust between the two countries, set the direction and set objectives for the further growth of bilateral ties. It will also open up new prospects in China-India.

OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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