Sushma's Beijing Visit Starts Tomorrow
NEW DELHI:Close on the heels of US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country, India is sending a high-level delegation to China. The team, which will be lead by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, will also include Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar . On his first full day in office after taking charge, Jaishankar met Chinese Ambassador to India, Le Yucheng, in the morning. “I am privileged.. I am the first envoy Jaishankar has met after taking charge. We discussed bilateral relations, especially the upcoming visit of Sushma, the agenda and the possible outcomes of the visit,” said Le.
The Chinese official said Beijing had an impression that he (Jaishankar) is an old friend of China as he worked for several years in Beijing. “He did a lot for the revival of our relations. I am looking forward to working with him and his colleagues to boost our relations and solve the problems,” he added.
Sushma will be on a three-day visit to China beginning tomorrow, following an invitation from her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. During her visit, Sushmawill inaugurate the second India-China High-Level Media Forum and attend the launch of ‘Visit India Year’ in Beijing. She will also participate at the 13th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of Russia-India- China Trilateral, and will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The meetings are expected the smoothen the ruffled feathers.