Wang to Visit India
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.