Swaraj arrives in China for talks with Wang, SCO meet

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with defense ministers from Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries in Beijing capital of China

Swaraj is also scheduled to take part in the Foreign Ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on April 24 besides meeting Chinese Hindi scholars and students.

In China, she will take part in a ministerial-level meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) of which India had become a full member previous year after remaining an "observer" since 2005. I also congratulate you for being promoted as China's State Councillor and re-appointment as Foreign Minister. Mr Wang was promoted to the post of State Councillor during China's annual parliamentary session last month.

Following the Doklam standoff a year ago, both countries have increased pace and level of dialogue to scale down tensions.

Meanwhile, on the same day, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will participate in the meeting of foreign defence ministers of SCO. Both sides also held the 11th Joint Economic Group meeting and the fifth Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED). The ministers from Pakistan will be attending the event in China while a number of issues will be likely discussed ranging from regional security and terrorism. Her visit comes within days of the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's meeting in Beijing with the Foreign Affairs Commission Director of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Yang Jiechi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

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However, Swaraj will also hold bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, besides similar talks with some other members of the SCO.

The SCO, in which China and Russian Federation play an influential role, specialises in regional security, counter terrorism and related issues.

So the upcoming meeting will see participants exchanging views on the relevant issues, along with major global and regional issues, Hua said. The NSA had visited China from April 12-13 and it was a part of regular high level engagement between the two neighbours, according to the External Affairs Ministry.

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