According to officials, the national leaders Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping are going to meet at Mao’s Villa, Wuhan, with the sole aim of improving trust between India and China.
Today’s meeting will focus on building fresh ties between the nations and without any pre-set agenda and to ensure that no micro issues can affect this meet.
Over the next two days, 27th and 28th April, Modi and Xi Jinping will have one-to-one interactions for multiple times. While key aides from both the countries will be joining them only on few selected meetings to be held at Wuhan’s East Lake Villa.
To assist Xi, his key official members will include – Wang Yi (China’s Foreign Minister), Yang Jiechi ( Politburo member and also the former representative on boundary talks between India and China) and Luo Zhaohui (Chinese Ambassador to India).
Whereas, Modi will be assisted by members like – Ajit Doval (Advisor for National Security and former representative for boundary talks between India-China), Vijay Gokhale (Foreign Secretary) and Gautam Bambawale (Indian ambassador to China).
Hence, both the sides will have advisors who have the knowledge and accumulated experience on government issues of nearly 100 years, in order to assist both the leaders.
Before leaving for Wuhan, PM Narendra Modi had series of meetings with Ajit Doval and Vijay Gokhale, that extended for several hours even till early morning on Thursday.
According to a senior Govt. official, Prime minister had many talks with the advisors, hence, now it is the turn for both the leaders to talk with each other. The meeting has every potential to build the trust between the nations and also to transform the relationship with leader’s-led dialogue.
Both the diplomats from India and China are tight-lipped regarding the official outcome of the meeting, but positive hints are indicated by Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian defense minister, and Gen Wei, Chinese counterpart on Tuesday in Beijing.