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External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj visited China from 21-24 April, 2018 to participate in the Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of SCO Member Countries.

2. During her visit, External Affairs Minister had a bilateral meeting with State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China Mr. Wang Yi. The two Foreign Ministers reviewed various aspects of the bilateral relations and exchanged views on international and regional issues of common interest. At the end of the meeting, the two Foreign Ministers announced that at the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China from 27 to 28 April and will hold an Informal Summit with President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, China. The two Foreign Ministers also reviewed the preparations for the upcoming Informal Summit. During her visit, External Affairs Minister also called on Vice President of China Mr. Wang Qishan.

3. External Affairs Minister participated in the Meeting of the Council of Foreign Minister of SCO Member Countries on 24 April. This is the first time for India to participate in the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting after becoming a full member of the SCO in 2017.

4. On the sidelines, External Affairs Minister also had separate bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The Minister also interacted with Chinese students learning Hindi and she announced that 25 Chinese students learning Hindi in China would be sponsored for a familiarization tour to India.


Beijing, China
24 April, 2018