PM Modi wishes Chinese President Xi Jinping for re-election

NEW DELHI March 21, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Chinese President Xi Jinping to offer congratulations for his re-election and discussed ways to enhance high-level exchanges and deepen bilateral cooperation, said media reports on Tuesday.

Xi’s re-election was formally approved by the Chinese parliament recently. The two leaders agreed that as major powers growing rapidly, bilateral relations between India and China were vital for the realisation of 21st century as ‘Asian Century’, said an official release.

The two leaders also agreed to continue their close consultations on regional and international issues of mutual interest, said the media reports.

State-run Xinhua news agency reported Modi as having told Xi, that both countries are ancient civilisations with global influence, adding that India will work with China to enhance high-level exchanges, deepen bilateral ties, strengthen coordination and cooperation in international affairs to further a closer development partnership between the two countries and promote global and regional peace and development.