Gokhale, Wang discuss bilateral issues

Gokhale, Wang discuss bilateral issues


The Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry, Mr. Vijay Gokhale, has held talks with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr. Wang Yi on the progress in bilateral ties since the Wuhan summit last year.

He said both sides were implementing the decisions in a manner in which 'we are sensitive to each other’s concerns'. The meeting with Mr. Wang took place as both the countries grappled with a host of issues, including Beijing’s continued attempts to block efforts to name the Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) chief, Masood Azhar, as global terrorist by the UN Security Council .

Mr. Gokhale said, in his opening remarks, it had been a year since the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, and the Chinese President, Mr. Xi Jinping met at Wuhan where the two leaders reached many understandings.

Both sides were making efforts to implement the understandings reached at the Wuhan meeting, he said. 'As your excellency said we will work together with the Chinese side to deepen understanding to strengthen trust to implement the decisions that are taken by leaders and to do it in a manner in which we are sensitive to each other’s concerns,' he said.

He also referred to the 'brisk' exchanges since the Wuhan summit, including Mr. Wang’s visit to Delhi to launch people-to-people mechanism and the External Affairs Minister, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, is 'looking forward to coming to China this year'.