HANGZHOU, Sept 6 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to make efforts to put India-China ties in the �right direction� and to �respect and accommodate� each other�s concerns to avoid �impedance� relations, a top Chinese diplomat said today.
Modi and Xi met here on the sidelines of the G20 summit on September 4 amid differences over raft of issues.
�They agreed that efforts shall be made to orientate the development of China-India relations in the right direction,� Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a written reply to PTI today about how China viewed the meeting.
�The two sides also agreed to respect and accommodate each other�s concerns and properly handle sensitive issues to avoid their impedance to the normal development of bilateral relations,� Hua said in response to a question.
In the bilateral meeting with Xi, Modi raised India�s concerns over the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) being laid through PoK and told Xi that �to ensure durable ties and their steady development, it is of paramount importance that we respect each other�s aspirations, concerns and strategic interests�.
Their meeting took place in the backdrop of steady decline in the relations over China�s technical hold in UN over banning Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and Beijing stalling India�s bid to gain members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) besides CPEC. � PTI