Doval holds talks with China's top CPC official

Doval holds talks with China's top CPC official

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Beijing: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday held talks with a top official of China's ruling CPC Yang Jiechi in Shanghai, the Indian Embassy said, the second meeting between the two officials after the last year's Doka La standoff.

Doval's meeting with Yang, the Politburo member of the CPC, comes ahead of several key dialogues between the two countries, which are trying to reset the ties after the last year's 73-day long stand-off at Doka La.

The Indian Embassy in a brief statement said that Doval and Yang, both special representatives of the India-China boundary talks, held talks, but gave no details about the meeting.

Yang is also Director of Foreign Affairs Commission. Till last month, Yang was the State Councillor of the CPC, a top diplomatic post.

He was replaced by foreign minister Wang Yi. Wang will hold the dual posts of state councillor and foreign minister in a major reshuffle of top officials.

This is the second meeting between Doval and Yang after the Doka La standoff.

Yang attended the 20th round of boundary talks between the two countries in Delhi in December last year during which both sides decided to reset the ties with more interactions.

Since December, the two sides are trying to iron out differences on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group and China blocking the efforts to designate Jaish-e-Muhamm...

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