China minister to meet India's Modi in reset of tense ties
Published on Jun 9, 2014 1:43 PM
NEW DELHI (AFP) - China's foreign minister is expected to meet newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as the nuclear-armed rival giants attempt to reset decades of tense relations.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to call on Mr Modi as part of a two-day visit to New Delhi to build relations with the new right-wing government that swept to power last month on a pledge to revive the economy.
Mr Wang held talks with his Indian counterpart on Sunday in the first high-level meeting between the two countries since Mr Modi took office.
India described those talks as a "productive and substantive" step towards stronger relations between the neighbours, whose ties have long been frosty over a border dispute in the Himalayas.
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