BRASILIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping here and the two leaders agreed to maintain a close contact on matters relating to trade and investment to further deepen and add new vigour to the bilateral ties.
During the meeting on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit on Wednesday, prime minister Modi said there was a “new direction and new energy” in bilateral ties after the two leaders’ second informal summit in Chennai.
“Fruitful meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on the sidelines on the BRICS Summit in Brazil. Trade and investment were among the key issues both leaders talked about,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet.
The leaders had forward-looking discussions on various aspects of the multifaceted India-China relationship, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.
They both agreed on the importance of maintaining close dialogue on matters relating to trade and investment.
The two leaders agreed that the new high-level mechanism on trade and economy should meet at an early date, an official statement said.