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Modi meets Chinese premier, gets China invite


Nai Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Nov 13:

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday had his first meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who invited him to visit China.

Modi“Keen to have you visit China. Look forward to seeing you in Beijing – Premier Li to PM at 1st meeting,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

Modi has earlier met Chinese President Xi Jinping, including during the latter’s visit to India in September.

But the two prime ministers had never met.

Modi and Li discussed issues of bilateral interest, and also discussed Xi’s visit.

Modi told Li that the visit of the Chinese president “will be remembered as a memorable visit”, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Li concurred, saying Xi’s visit was “a high success”.

Both leaders are here in Myanmar to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the East Asia Summit.

Li is also on a bilateral visit to Myanmar.

Modi will meet Xi in Brisbane where both are heading to attend the G20 Summit.

Modi will late Thursday night leave for Australia to attend the G20 summit.