It would also give an opportunity to Modi and Xi to chart a course for the future as they negotiate old and new differences.
"We will make sure that the informal summit (between PM Modi and President Jinping on April 27-28) will be a complete success and a milestone in China-India relations", Wang Yi said. The talks later this month will be part of an informal summit aimed at improving bilateral ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after talks with visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. "We will work closely with the Chinese leadership to take India-China cooperation to new heights", she said.
A host of issues, including regional security and terrorism, would be discussed at the meeting which is a preparatory meet ahead of the SCO summit to be held in the Chinese city of Qingdao in June with Prime Minister Narendra Modi also scheduled to take part in it. "It is against this backdrop that President Xi and Prime Minister Modi have made a decision to hold the informal summit", the Chinese Foreign Minister said. Following the Dokalam standoff past year, both countries increased their dialogue to scale down tensions and improve their relations with talks at various levels.
It was followed by two meetings between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi and the visit early this year by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to Beijing.
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The Taliban denied involvement in the attack, which indicates it may have been carried out by an Islamic State affiliate. At least one police officer was killed and another person was wounded, officials said, blaming the Taliban.
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Halfpenny kicked two more penalties for the visitors but each of his attempts was followed by a converted try for Leinster . "They don't see themselves in the semi-finals, they see themselves in the final and getting back to winning ways".
Sushma Swaraj congratulated Wang for being appointed as State Councillor and China's special representative on the border issue with India.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also arrive here on April 23 to take part in the SCO defence ministers' meeting the next day.
"This shows how much trust your leadership has in your abilities. and I think your new responsibilities will improve India-China relations", she said.
India was an "observer" in the grouping since 2005 and was made full member along with Pakistan previous year.
After the 73-day military stand-off at Doklam in 2017, China and India have tried to mend their ties, which is evident from the stepped up bilateral exchanges and high-level visits.
Swansea City are hopeful that midfielder Sam Clucas will be available, after he missed last week's game with a knee injury. This Manchester City team can rest on their laurels after already clinching the Premier League title this past weekend.
In fact, Congress will be treated just like any other secular party and will get no preferential treatment at the national level. Despite the CC now adopting Yechury's political stance, discomfort of a section was obvious, reports said.
At issue are engines made by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric Co. and France's Safran SA. An engine on a Southwest jet exploded over Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and debris hit the plane.
In a recent interview, the " Bharat Ane Nenu " actor stated that he is in talks with Sandeep Reddy Vanga of "Arjun Reddy" fame. After Bharat Ane Nenu , Mahesh Babu has one film each with director Vamsi and one with Rangasthalam director Sukumar.
As WBUR's Steve Brown reported last week, Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson called Gannon a "remarkable young man". Another sign that Officer Gannon is on polices' minds is the flags that are flying half-staff across the state.
That is why the National Transportation Safety Board requires that pilots rest at least 10 hours before flying. Southwest said it needed more time, and it raised concern over the number of engines it would need to inspect.
Toronto wasn't ready for the physical style that Washington played in Game 3 and it was more than a proverbial punch in the mouth. Toronto had a tough time stopping the Wizards all night, resulting in one of their worst defensive performances all season.
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It was the third pole of the year for Truex and the best starting spot of the season for Elliott. "But we got close there". I think I'm just not very good there. "All these guys - everybody on this whole M&M Camry, they do a great job for me".
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Oklahoma City's hot shooting continued as the Thunder stretched its lead to 12, but it wasn't long after that Rubio got going. Westbrook's 14 point haul was one of his worst of the season, and he didn't even attempt a shot in the fourth quarter.
Govt will not tolerate atrocities against women: PM Modi
The claim was made days after four terrorists attacked a military camp near Uri in India-held Kashmir killing around 19 soldiers. Pakistan always denied India's claims as an attempt to divert attentions from the uprising in Occupied Kashmir.
Boult takes an absolute blinder to dismiss Kohli
But New Zealand's Trent Boult compelled the fans and the skippers and those at home to pick up the subject again and again. But, unfortunately for Delhi, it was AB de Villiers who then batted the visitors out of the contest.
Messi sets new Copa del Rey record
Barca started the second half rather more relaxed, though they soon clicked back into gear and opened up a four-goal lead. Every Barcelona player's contract sets out the bonuses they'll earn when the team wins a trophy.
Packers star Rodgers joins Bucks' ownership group
It's a really cool move from Rodgers, especially considering he plays for a franchise owned by roughly 360,000 fans . Rodgers was originally drafted by the Packers in 2005, and has been their starting quarterback since 2008.
Blue Jays former pitcher suffers brain hemorrhage during game
Sox top pitching prospect Michael Kopech was on the mound 180 miles away in Indianapolis for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. The Chicago White Sox went 4-2 against Houston last season, holding the Astros to just 16 runs in those contests (2.7/G).
Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho in focus
Jose Mourinho was visibly irate at how his Manchester United players started their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham . Then Manchester City went 2-0 up in the derby but even that wasn't good enough to silence United's fighting spirit.
Trump tweet: I'll consider pardon for boxer Jack Johnson
He was convicted in 1913 via a purported violation of the Mann Act after he crossed state lines with his white girlfriend. But the effort stalled after the Justice Department advised the policy is not to grant posthumous pardons.