Modi-Xi summit: EAM S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart in Beijing

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Beijing: External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar has met Chinese Foreign Minister here ahead of summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Modi.

Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Monday after meeting Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan. He is on a three-day visit to China to co-chair the second meeting of the India-China ‘High-Level Mechanism’ on cultural and people-to-people exchange.

This is Jaishankar’s first visit to China after assuming office. During his visit from August 11 to 13, Jaishankar will co-chair the second HLM meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to prepare the ground for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The meeting comes just a few days after Beijing objected to India’s “unilateral actions in Kashmir which it said will “complicate” matters.

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