Bali G20 Meet: 'PM Modi-Xi Jinping discussed on stabilizing bilateral relations', reveals MEA

Pankaj Prasad
PM Modi Xi Jinping in Bali G20 Meet
PM Modi Xi Jinping in Bali G20 Meet

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday explained the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali last year.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday explained the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali last year. The two leaders exchanged courtesies on the occasion and talked about the need to stabilize bilateral relations, he added.

The two leaders met in November

Recently, China's Foreign Ministry claimed after a meeting between National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi in Johannesburg that Xi and Modi held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in November last year. Important consensus was reached on stabilizing relations.

Talk on stabilizing bilateral relations

At the conclusion of the dinner hosted by the President of Indonesia during the G20 Summit in Bali last year, Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping exchanged courtesies and spoke about the need to stabilize bilateral relations, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. I spoke This was their first exchange in public after the India-China border standoff began in May 2020.

It is necessary to bring peace on LAC

He further said that as you know, we have firmly stated that the key to resolving the entire issue is to resolve the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the western sector of the India-China border. Also, peace has to be restored in the border areas.

In fact, after brief talks between PM Modi and Xi in Bali, the Ministry of External Affairs had said that they exchanged courtesies. Recently, this claim of China was asked, on which Bagchi has now commented.

Ajit Doval showed mirror to Wang Yi

A few days ago, on the sidelines of the BRICS National Security Advisors (NSAs) meeting held in South Africa, India's NSA Ajit Doval, showing a mirror to China's top diplomat Wang Yi, said that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western sector of the India-China border Due to Chinese aggression on LAC), India's trust in China has ended. The Ministry of External Affairs told that both the officials need to normalize mutual relations in bilateral, regional and global interest.

Doval had clearly told Wang Yi that China's antics on the border have weakened the public and political basis of India's strategic trust and relationship with China. Along with this, he told Yi that to improve bilateral relations, it is necessary to completely resolve the border situation, so that peace and stability can be established there. This is Wang Yi's second meeting with high-ranking officials of India within 10 days. Earlier on July 15, Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in Jakarta. Wang Yi is currently one of the most powerful leaders in China. Along with the Politburo, the de facto governing body of China, Yi is the highest official of China's highest diplomatic authority, the Foreign Affairs Commission.