Wang Yi to visit India this week for Russia-India-China trilateral meet for first time after Doka La standoff

New Delhi: In a significant diplomatic development after the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doka La region of Bhutan earlier this year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India for the Russia-India-China Foreign Ministers' trilateral meeting in New Delhi next week.

The External Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that Wang, along with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov would attend the meeting on 11 December to be hosted by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

"The meeting is expected to review global and regional issues of mutual interests well as discuss trilateral exchanges and activities.

File image of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin. PTI

File image of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin. PTI

Indian and Chinese troops were in a face-to-face situation near the Sikkim sector of the international border after the Chinese People's Liberation Army tried to build a road in Doka La in mid-June.

While India and Bhutan said that it violated the status quo along the India-Bhutan-China international trijunction, Beijing claimed that it was China's territory.

New Delhi and Beijing eventually agreed to pull back their troops towards the end of August ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China for the G20 Summit.

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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2017 09:05:53 IST

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