External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held bilateral talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on the sidelines of the G20 Meeting here, with their talks focused on “addressing current challenges to the bilateral relationship, especially peace and tranquility in the border areas”.
In a tweet, the EAM said:
“Met Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on sidelines of #G20FMM this afternoon.
“Our discussions were focused on addressing current challenges to the bilateral relationship, especially peace and tranquillity in the border areas.
“We also spoke about the G20 agenda.”
On Wednesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson had said that Beijing values its relations with India.
Ahead of the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister to India, spokesperson Mao Ning said: “China values its relations with India. China and India are ancient civilizations and both have more than one billion people. We are neighbors and are both emerging economies.
“A sound China-India relationship meets the fundamental interests of both countries and peoples,” she said.