Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may visit India later this month. However, on which day he will come, what will be the format of the tour is not decided. According to the news of Hindustan Times, if the tour goes according to plan, Wang will be the first senior Chinese leader to visit India after the Indo-China forces clash at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh sector.
On June 2020, there was a violent clash between the soldiers of India and China in Galvan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. China claimed four of its soldiers were killed.
As of now, there has been no official statement from the Ministry of External Affairs on the reports of Wang coming to India. People with knowledge of the matter said on the condition of anonymity that talks are on between the two countries but everything is yet to be decided. Informed people said that the proposal for the tour has come from China and Wang Yi, who holds the rank of State Councilor, will also visit Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan.
The Kathmandu Post said on Tuesday that Wang Yi could visit Nepal from March 26-27. He is expected to meet President Bindiya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka. According to the report, he can also discuss taking projects under the China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) further.
At the moment it is not clear whether Wang Yi will go to Nepal before India or later. Ever since the tension between the two countries started on the LAC, the top leadership of India and China have taken virtual part in various meetings. These meetings include Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Brazil-Russia-India-China and South Africa’s BRICS.
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