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PM Modi, President Xi recognise terrorism as common threat; call for resolving differences through peaceful discussions

The two leaders were of the view that the two countries have the maturity and wisdom to handle all differences through peaceful discussions within the context of the overall relationships.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 28, 2018 13:03 IST ]

PM Modi with President Xi Jinping inside a house boat, in Wuhan’s East Lake, China on Saturday.

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday recognised terrorism as common threat and vowed to cooperate further on counter terrorism, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said. 

Talking to media persons at the end of the  two-day informal summit between the two leaders in Wuhan, Vijay Gokhale said that PM Modi and President Xi underscored that it is important to maintain peace and tranquility in all areas of the India-China border region. 

He also added  that the two leaders were of the view that the two countries have the maturity and wisdom to handle all the differences through peaceful discussions within the context of the overall relationships.

According to Gokhale, the two leaders agreed to strengthen greater strategic communications between the two sides. 

 “And to this end, the two leaders decided that they would issue strategic guidance to their respective militaries, to strengthen communications, to build trust and understanding, to implement various confidence-building measures which have already been agreed upon by the two sides and to two leaders underscored that it is important to maintain peace and tranquility in all areas of the India-China border region, strengthen existing institutional mechanisms to prevent and manage situations in the border areas,” Gokhle said. 

The Indian foreign secretary further said that the two leaders were of the view that the two countries have the maturity and wisdom to handle all our differences through peaceful discussions within the context of the overall relationships.

He also added that the two leaders agreed to strengthen greater strategic communications between the two sides. 

Earlier in the day, PM Modi and Xi Jinping began their second round of talks in Wuhan. 

They walked by the East Lake as they resumed the second round of discussion. 

On Friday, PM Modi had described his talks with President Xi Jinping as "fruitful and extensive" that included Sino-India relations and other international issues.

"I am very pleased to meet with President Xi Jinping in Wuhan. We conducted extensive and fruitful talks and exchanged opinions on strengthening India-China relations and other international issues," Modi said on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter.

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