New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held delegation level talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Hyderabad House on Friday, the first meeting between the two leaders here ever since the border clashes took place between the soldiers of the neighbouring nations.
S Jaishankar tweeted: “Greeted Chinese FM Wang Yi at Hyderabad House. Our discussions commence shortly.”
In a visit kept under tight wraps by officials from both sides, the Chinese FM arrived late last evening in the Indian capital from Kabul.
It is the first visit by a senior Chinese minister to New Delhi since the Galwan clash two years ago.
His visit comes two days after India slammed the Chinese Foreign Minister for his remarks on Jammu and Kashmir at the Organisation of Islamic Conference meet in Islamabad.
India has said that relations with Beijing are dependent on peace and tranquility at the border, and the “state of the border will determine the state of the relationship”.
Meanwhile, the Tibetan Youth Congress has planned a protest in front of Hyderabad House over the visit of the Chinese Minister.
After his meetings in India, Wang Yi leaves for Nepal in the late afternoon for a two-day visit.
Two weeks ago, the 15th round of Corps Commander level dialogue between India and China on the Indian side of Chushul Moldo border junction took place. India and China discussed disengagement in remaining friction areas of eastern Ladakh for over 12 hours.
Before the 15th round of Corps Commander level dialogue, India and China had conducted 14 rounds of dialogue. After the first 14 rounds of talks, the areas that were yet to be resolved in Eastern Ladakh were PP15, Demchok and Depsang where the Chinese have remained adamant.
With UNI inputs