Xi and Modi Meet Following Border Dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi held their first bilateral meeting during the Brics summit within days after the end of the tense Doklam Border dispute.

The state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying both countries were now on the right track. The station also reported that Xi told his counterpart than strong and healthy ties between the two countries were needed. Modi congratulated Xi on his country’s execution of the summit, which brought together leaders from emerging economies including South Africa and Brazil to the discussion room with Beijing in the port city of Xiamen.

Tensions between China and India flared after India’s military blocked China’s attempt at building a road into the Doklam plateau. After several reported clashes between the two sides, they finally came to an agreement.

At a media briefing, India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said “Both sides agreed that there should be better communication and cooperation so that such occurrences don’t happen again.”

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