External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit China on August 11 for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in India in October.
“The visit on Monday said S Jaishankar will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), announced.
In Beijing, Jaishankar will also co-chair the second meeting of the India-China High-Level Mechanism (HLM) on cultural and people-to-people exchanges on August 12 with Wang. The decision to establish the HLM was taken during the first informal summit between Modi and Xi in Wuhan in April 2018. The inaugural HLM meeting was held on December 21 last year, reported India Today.
“The second HLM meeting will provide an opportunity to follow up on the outcomes of the 1st HLM meeting and discuss new initiatives for enhancing people-to-people exchanges between our two countries,” the MEA said.
“HLM reflects the desire on both sides to build greater synergies in the people-to-people ties between the two countries through enhanced exchanges in areas such as tourism, art, films, media, culture and sports,” MEA added.
In the second informal summit, Narender Modi and Xi Jinping are likely to focus on further broadening India-China ties, India Today reported.