Beijing, August 11: “India-China relations should be a factor of stability at a time when the world is facing an uncertain situation”, voiced External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday while on three day visit to China.
This being his first ever visit after holding a crucial seat in the Indian cabinet, Jaishankar called on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, considering him a confidant of President Xi Jinping. “We reached a consensus in Astana two years ago that at a time when the world is more uncertain, our relationship should be a factor of stability”, he said.
“And I am very pleased today to come in the aftermath of the Wuhan summit where the consensus between our leaders on global and regional issues has expanded," he said further referring to the summit meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi.
Jaishankar is slated to hold talks with the Chinese leadership on a host of issues including finalisation of arrangements for President Xi's visit to India later this year for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Modi, during his crucial three day visit.
However, this visit is taking place in the aftermath of India's decision to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir and its division into two Union Territories, Ladakh being the other one, his visit was finalised much before India's move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.