On Monday, 12th August, Foreign Minister Subramanian Jaishankar met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing.
Jaishankar said that there might be mutual differences between the two countries, but that should not become a cause of dispute.
India will focus on strengthening trade relations with China and cultural exchange. Earlier, Jaishankar met Vice President Wang Qishan at his residence. He is on a three-day visit to China.
In a shared press conference, Jaishankar said, “In the meeting held last year, we discussed 10 points for the Cultural Exchange. This time also we talked on these points. We will promote it through 100 different activities. In the coming few months, the emphasis will be on cultural exchange through museum management, a think tank, and educational conference. Businesses are also looking for new opportunities to strengthen the relationship. We have signed 4 MoUs, including the promotion of traditional medicine and player exchange program for international sports.
Wang Yi said- Jaishankar’s first visit after becoming foreign minister,
Wang Yi said, “Jaishankar has worked for many years as India’s ambassador to China. He has actively contributed to the positive relationship between India and China. This is his first visit to China as Foreign Minister. I welcome him. Now we also have to see what is most needed for the economy and business cooperation. We need to think even more for other sectors like investment, industry, production, tourism, border trade. ”
Jaishankar said- Glad to be here
Referring to the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi, Jaishankar said, “At the Wuhan summit there was a broad consensus among our leaders on global and regional issues. I am thrilled to be here, after the conference.”
Jaishankar was India’s ambassador to China between 2009 and 2013. This was the longest tenure of an Indian ambassador in China.
The President of China will come to India at the end of the year
This is the first visit of the S Jaishankar to China after becoming the Foreign Minister. The President of China will come to India at the end of the year for the second time.
According to sources, during this time Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Article 370 can also be discussed. On August 5th, the Government of India abolished Article 370 and made Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh two separate union territories.