Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving for Argentina on Wednesday on a 5-day visit to attend the G-20 Summit. Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the side-lines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina, India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale informed on Tuesday.
'There is always scope in the margins of G-20 for a meeting between the BRICS head of states, that meeting is confirmed. The Prime Minister will also meet the President of China Xi Jinping, this was decided at the BRICS Summit of Johannesburg,' the foreign secretary said.
There’s always scope in the margins of G20 for a meeting between the BRICS head of states, that meeting is confirmed. The PM will also meet the President of China Xi Jinping, this was decided at the BRICS summit of Johannesburg: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale pic.twitter.com/OtEjBqjeso— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2018
Both India and China claim as their own a swathe of land in between them. India claims it to be Arunachal Pradesh, while China recognizes it as South Tibet. The two fought an inconclusive war in 1962 over the land.
In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, lawmaker Ering has said that the tiff over Arunachal has been impinging ties between the two countries and that it needed to be sorted out amicably.
'The issue of China providing the stapled visa to the people of Arunachal Pradesh is not new and must be brought to their notice tactfully. The Government of India must assert the territorial integrity of India and convey the feelings of the state's people in a firm manner,' Ninong Ering wrote in his letter.
.@INCIndia MP from Arunachal @ninong_erring writes to PM @narendramodi with “suggestions” on issues to discuss with Chinese prez Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit. Suggestions include the issue of staples visas, water treaty over Siang-Brahmaputra pic.twitter.com/uIIsO30lxy— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) November 27, 2018