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Chinese Foreign Minister Calls On PM Modi, Holds Talks With Sushma Swaraj

Was India's bid for NSG membership discussed?

13/08/2016 5:08 PM IST | Updated 13/08/2016 5:10 PM IST
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Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Aug.13, 2016. (Press Information Bureau via AP)

New Delhi--Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj. India's bid for NSG membership is believed to have figured in the discussions among other regional and bilateral issues.

Wang and Swaraj also discussed issues relating to annual BRICS summit which will be hosted by India in Goa in October.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted a picture of Wang meeting the Prime Minister today.

He also tweeted pictures of Wang's meeting with Swaraj and other officials.



Wang had arrived in Goa yesterday on a three-day visit to India. He had met Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and discussed about preparations for the BRICS summit.

The Chinese Foreign Minister arrived here last night. He called on Modi first and then held talks with Swaraj.

China had stalled India's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at the plenary meeting of the 48-nation grouping in June on the ground that it was not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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