Chinese PM speaks to Modi, desires economic engagement
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Li called up Modi and congratulated him for his victory. He conveyed his desire to establish a cordial relationship in every sphere with the new government in India.
Considering China has always been a priority for India in terms of trade and foreign policy, Modi shared his vision to utilise full potential of ‘Strategic and Cooperative Partnership’ between the two countries.
‘Modi expressed his keenness to work closely with the Chinese leadership to deal with any outstanding issues in our bilateral relations by proceeding from the strategic perspective of our developmental goals and long-term benefits to our peoples. He welcomed greater economic engagement between the two countries,’ a press statement issued by the PMO reads.
‘The two leaders agreed to maintain frequent high-level exchanges and communication. Modi extended through premier Li an invitation to president Xi Jinping to pay a visit to India later this year,’ the statement reads.
Li’s phone call to Modi came after Chinese government’s decision to send its foreign minister Wang Yi on 8 June as special envoy to meet Modi and new external affairs minister
In a 25-minute-telephonic conversation both leaders avoided issues over Chinese troop’s intrusion in the Indian Territory in Arunachal Pradesh, reducing Chinese footprint on Indian Ocean and China’s muscle flexing exercise at Coco Island in Myanmar, which is close to Andaman and Nicobar Island’s defence establishment.