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Amid tense relations, Sushma Swaraj, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi exchange greetings at UN

The brief interaction between Swaraj and Wang came two weeks after PM Narendra Modi had a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Xiamen.

Reported by: PTI, New York [ Published on: September 21, 2017 20:05 IST ]
ASushma Swaraj, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi exchange
ASushma Swaraj, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi exchange greetings at UN

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has "exchanged greetings" with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here, an official said today. 

"Exchanging greetings!" External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet and posted a picture of the two leaders talking to each other yesterday on the sidelines of the foreign ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries. 

The brief interaction between Swaraj and Wang came two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the BRICS summit in Xiamen. 

The Modi-Xi meeting had taken place after the two countries announced a resolution of the 73-day-long Dokalam standoff which had put bilateral ties under strain. 

The SCO countries include China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan as its founding members. India and Pakistan joined the grouping as full members in June in Astana. The SCO foreign ministerial meeting took place in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session here. 

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