India, China hold strategic dialogue; NSG bid, Azhar ban high on agenda

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China and India on Wednesday held their upgraded strategic dialogue to shore up bilateral ties amid hectic parleys to resolve differences over Beijing's reluctance to support India's Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) bid as well as a UN ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar.

Just before the dialogue, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi."We have to have frequent meetings," he said, referring to high-level talks held by officials from both sides on critical issues before today's dialogue.

"I am certain by raising the level of this strategic dialogue the two sides will be able to enhance their strategic communication, reduce misunderstanding and build more trust and deepen our strategic cooperation," Wang said. "This way we can better tap into the potential of our bilateral relations and live up to our responsibilities" for the regional stability.

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