The Chinese Foreign Minister arrived in New Delhi early today on a four-day visit ., primarily to attend the first meeting of the new mechanism which was agreed to in the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in Wuhan in April.
Today External Affairs Minister- Sushma Swaraj held extensive talks with Chinese minister about- a newly established framework to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two nations.
In his written message, PM Modi expressed happiness over talks between the two sides and also hoped that the new mechanism will help in further deepening cultural exchanges and engagement between people of the two countries.
“Age old links have been reinforced with increased contacts & exchanges between our peoples in contemporary times.”- PM Modi said.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the new mechanism is aimed at building synergies in people-to-people ties.
In a tweet, he said the two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation in tourism, art, films, media, culture, yoga, sports, academic and youth exchanges.
Last month, PM Modi and Xi Jinping had met on the side-lines of the G-20 summit in Argentina during which they talked about the improvement in bilateral ties and improve their relations. They also discussed joint efforts to further enhance mutual trust and friendship between the two neighbours.
We knew that- the informal summit had taken place seven months after the Doklam standoff.