PM Modi, President Xi hold first substantive bilateral meeting post-Dokalam

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Moreover, conflict could not have been an option with so much at stake between India and China. This was not a backwards looking conversation. This was the first substantive meeting between the two leaders after the 73-day Doklam face-off. He said both leaders took "forward-looking" and "constructive" approach during the over an hour-long meeting. This was decided when the two leaders met in Astana on sidelines of SCO Summit this June.

"We have already said that there are no terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan", Khan told the media after a meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet in Islamabad.

"It is natural that between neighbours and large powers, there will be areas of difference".

The Chinese president said that efforts should be made to increase the voice and representation of developing countries and emerging market economies in the world economic governance.

He also said that the nations, involved in the BRICS summit, targeting the Pakistan-based terrorist organizations speaks a lot about the situation of Pakistan. The major issues being India's concerns over CPEC trespassing Jammu and Kashmir, India's participation in the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese reluctance to ban Masood Azhar and its backing of Pakistan despite terror concerns.

India and China are often described as geopolitical rivals, and the two remain locked in a border dispute. However, Delhi is not lowering guard as there are fears that transgressions by PLA could recur. "We held fruitful talks on bilateral relations between India and China".

China and India should see each other as development opportunities rather than threats, Xi said, adding that peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation are the only right choice for the two countries.

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Putin is in the southeastern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen, Fujian Province, to attend the ninth BRICS summit and the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries scheduled for September 3-5.

"BRICS countries should push for a more just and reasonable worldwide order", Xi told a summit of the grouping, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

According to Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency, Xi told Modi that both nations should pursue "healthy, stable bilateral ties". "But where there is an area of difference, it should be handled with mutual respect and efforts should be made to find common ground", he said.

"We hope India can view China's development in a correct and rational way".

It stressed the need for cooperation in fields such as infrastructure development and connectivity.

About 1,200 business elites from more than 600 enterprises gathered in Xiamen of southeast China's Fujian Province to attend the BRICS Business Forum.

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