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Sushma meets Chinese President

By The Assam Tribune

BEIJING, Feb 2 (IANS): Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here and discussed a "positive" bilateral agenda for the year.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson tweeted that the meeting focussed "on positive agenda for 2015".

The Indian minister's Beijing visit comes days after US President Barack Obama came to India during which the two countries announced a joint strategic vision for Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

Sushma Swaraj's visit is also aimed at laying the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China in May.

On Sunday, Sushma Swaraj launched the Second India-China Media Forum. She also held talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on a range of issues including Modi's upcoming visit.

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