NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang the first such meeting after the latter became the Chinese foreign minister in December. The meeting lasted for 45 minutes.
“Met the Chinese FM on the sidelines of the G20 meet. Our discussions were focussed on addressing the current challenges to the bilateral relationship, especially peace and tranquility in the border areas. We also spoke about the G20 agenda,’’ said Jaishankar.
The duo held discussions on the G20 framework and also about restoring peace in the border areas. India has been maintaining its ties with China cannot be normal unless there is peace in the border areas.