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China-India border dispute

Xi Jinping urges China and India to put ties on right track after border stand-off

Chinese president tells Indian prime minister it is in the interests of both countries to have healthy relationship, state media reports

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 September, 2017, 2:18pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 September, 2017, 4:31pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for efforts to put Sino-Indian ties on the “right track” during talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday after the two nations were involved in a military stand-off on their border, state media reported.

The two leaders are meeting on the sidelines of an emerging market economies summit in the coastal city of Xiamen in China.

The talks came after the near three month-long stand-off on the Doklam plateau on the two nations’ border high in the Himalayas ended last week.

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Xi told Modi that healthy, stable ties were in line with the fundamental interests of the two countries’ peoples, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

Xi told Modi China was prepared to work with India for peaceful coexistence, the Indian news agency ANI said.