Speaking at the celebration of China National Day (October 1) in the city, Ma announced a slew of initiatives targeting east India.
Asked if both the countries have left behind the Doklam episode, Zhanwu said, “Yes we have left that behind and are working together to take forward the bilateral relationship”.
The United States and South Korea and separately Russia together with China, carried out military drills in a show of force against North Korea, which has defied UN Security Council resolutions to conduct nuclear tests and ballistic missile tests.
The changes are expected to be finalised in the forthcoming 19th Congress of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) to be held from October 18 here in which Xi himself along with Premier Li Keqiang are expected to get their second five-year tenure ratified
The two leaders are likely to discuss a range of issues, including defence, Asia Pacific, nuclear cooperation, and joint development of projects in the region.
This was his first remarks after the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping two days ago on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit.
For weeks before the summit, the world was transfixed by the spectacle of troops of two nuclear-weapons states facing off on the Doklam plateau.
The meeting between Modi and Xi assumed significance as it comes after both sides diplomatically resolved the 73-day impasse between their troops in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector.
The Modi-Xi meeting, that lasted for an hour, comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector.
Xi’s criticism came at the opening of a dialogue between the leaders of BRICS countries and five other developing nations invited to take part in the discussions on the sidelines of the summit in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen.
The meeting comes days after India and China called off their troops after a 73-day stand-off at the Doklam Plateau. The two leaders had greeted each other with a warm handshake and broad smiles before the start of the BRICS Plenary Session on Monday.
“Moving forward, using the springboard of our national experiences, BRICS countries can deepen partnership for win-win results. Some thoughts come to mind for upgrading mutual cooperation,” PM Modi said.
“I wish to announce here that China will launch the economic and technical cooperation plan for BRICS countries with 500 million yuan [about USD 76 million at the current exchange rates] for the first term to facilitate policy exchange and practical cooperation in economic and trade field,” Xi said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the BRICS Summit on Monday, the ninth edition of which was held in Xiamen, China, and hosted by President Xi Jinping.
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