Wang to Visit In­dia

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

In­di­cat­ing spe­cial ties with the Naren­dra Modi govern­ment, China will send its For­eign Min­is­ter Wang Yi to In­dia on June 8 to con­nect with the new regime less than a fort­night af­ter Naren­dra Modi is sworn in as Prime Min­is­ter.

Wang will be in Delhi on June 8 for talks with his coun­ter­part Sushma Swaraj, of­fi­cial sources in­di­cated to ET. He is be­ing sent as a spe­cial en­voy to link up with the new dis­pen­sa­tion. Wang would also call on Modi.

That Bei­jing de­cided to send one of its top min­is­ters to In­dia in such a short time un­der­scores the im­por­tance at­tached by the Chi­nese govern­ment to the Modi dis­pen­sa­tion, sources said, adding that Bei­jing has been ea­ger to con­nect with the BJP-led govern­ment im­me­di­ately af­ter it was voted to power. Wang met In­dian Am­bas­sador to China Ashok K Kan­tha last week to dis­cuss the way for­ward in re­la­tions even be­fore the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony. Wang's visit will be the first stand­alone bi­lat­eral visit to In­dia af­ter the SAARC lead­ers were in Delhi for the swearingin cer­e­mony.

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