PM to visit China from Apr 27

BEIJING, Apr 22:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in China’s Wuhan city from April 27 to 28 to exchange views on bilateral and international issues and to enhance mutual understanding between them, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced here today.
Prime Minister Modi will be visiting the central Chinese city in Hubei province at the invitation of President Xi, Wang said at a joint media event with visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after their talks.
“The two leaders will have communications of a strategic nature concerning the once-in-a-century shifts going on in the world. They will also exchange views on overarching long-term and strategic matters concerning the future of China-India relations,” Wang said.
China and India are “natural partners” in cooperation. “Our common interests far outweigh our differences. The two countries have no choice other than pursuing ever lasting friendship, mutually beneficial cooperation and a common development,” he said.
“The summit will go a long way towards deepening the mutual trust between the two great neighbours. The leaders will reach a strategic conclusion about the global situation and the development of China and India. It will also set the general goals, identify new goals and create a new dynamic for the growth of China-India relations,” he said.
Swaraj said she discussed with Wang the preparations for the informal summit between the two leaders.
“It will be an important occasion for them to exchange views on bilateral and international matters from an over-arching and long-term perspective with the objective of enhancing mutual communication at the level of leaders,” she  said. (PTI)