Xi, Modi to discuss US' 'protectionist' trade policy, 'unprecedented' developments

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At their summit, the two leaders were expected to have a "heart-to- heart" chat and look at the big picture of the bilateral ties, they said. "As it directly affects lives of people living there we welcome this", she said.

"Even two foreign ministers can not make the friendship of our countries more stronger, than the students of China, who love the Hindi language".

"If there is an interpreter sitting between two friends, he may be able to translate the words but not the feelings with which I say something".

Swaraj has also assured 25 Hindi learning students in China that soon they will be visiting India. We must work very hard to implement the consensus between our two leaders.

The SCO is an important forum for global and regional peace and security and promoting mutually beneficial cooperation between member states.

Following the Dokalam standoff a year ago, both countries have increased their dialogue to scale down tensions and improve their relations with talks at various levels.

As to the background against which this meeting will be held, Lu said, "I believe you are also clear that the world is now faced with rampant unilateralism as well as the rising protectionism in the process of globalisation".

The focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting in Wuhan city later this week will be on ensuring stable global development and inclusive globalisation, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday.

The two sides also exchanged views on worldwide and regional issues of common interest.

Sushma Swaraj said that PM Modi and Xi would have communications of a strategic nature. He added, "The summit would go a long way in deepening the trust between the two great neighbours".

The one-on-one discussion between Modi and Jinping is considered to be the final phasing out of the patch which appeared in the bilateral ties a year ago when the armies of both the nations were locked in a stand-off at the trijunction region of Doklam.