India, China to hold first Strategic Dialogue

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar will attend the first India-China Strategic Dialogue to be held in Beijing on February 22, a senior official said on Thursday.

“China and India will hold the first meeting of the India China Strategic Dialogue co-chaired by Foreign Secretary and the Executive Vice Foreign Minister of China on February 22 in Beijing,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said at his weekly media briefing here.

“This dialogue mechanism was agreed to during (Chinese) Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to India in August 2016,” he said.

“The two sides are expected to discuss all issues of mutual interest in the bilateral, regional and international domain.”