Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Saturday said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation for a Wuhan-style informal summit in India next year.
Briefing the media persons after the meeting of the two leaders on the side-lines of the SCO Summit, Gokhale said that one of the important outcomes of today's meeting between the two leaders was that the Chinese side conveyed that they have accepted the Prime Minister Modi's invitation to President Xi to have a similar informal summit in India in 2019.
PM Modi and President Xi had their first informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan on April 27-28.
The Wuhan Summit was aimed at solidifying the relationship in a broad spectrum of areas and ensuring better coordination between the border guarding forces of the two countries after the Dokalam standoff.
Gokhale, however, said that the date for the informal meeting has not been decided.
On Saturday, Modi arrived in the picturesque coastal city of China's Shandong province on a two-day visit to attend the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Talks with President Xi will add further vigour to India-China friendship, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday held bilateral meeting on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Qingdao.
The two leaders held discussions to draw a blueprint for deepening bilateral relationship and reviewed the implementation of decisions they had taken at an informal summit in Wuhan, reflecting a renewed momentum in their ties.
Later on, PM Modi said that he had detailed discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping on bilateral and global issues which will add further vigour to the India-China friendship after their informal summit in Wuhan.
"Met this year's SCO host, President Xi Jinping this evening. We had detailed discussions on bilateral and global issues. Our talks will add further vigour to the India-China friendship," Modi tweeted after the meeting.