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India and China hold first major talks since Modi win

Published on Jun 8, 2014 9:34 AM
 
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a meeting with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on April 21, 2014. Mr Wang begins a two-day visit to India on Sunday for the first high-level talks between the world's two most populous nations since PM Narendra Modi took office. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - China's foreign minister begins a two-day visit to India on Sunday for the first high-level talks between the world's two most populous nations since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge.

Mr Wang Yi is coming to New Delhi as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping to "establish contact with the new government of India", the Indian foreign ministry said.

Despite his hardline nationalist reputation, Mr Modi has been making overtures to traditional rivals China and Pakistan since his Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power last month.

The new Indian leader has invited Mr Xi to visit later this year.

 
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