"It was mentioned to me by President (Xi Jinping) that he is looking forward to meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the BRICS summit to be held in Brazil later this month,” Vice President Ansari told mediapersons on his way back home after his successful visit to China.

The Vice President, who returned home last night after a five-day visit to China, underlined that ties with Beijing is an ‘important’ priority of the new Indian government.

“I had a long discussion...the minister had separate discussions. We said the trade has increased but the imbalance exists which is not sustainable," he said.

Vice President Ansari emphasized that there were two ways to improve the imbalance. One is that India increases its exports to China and the other is that China increases its investment in India.

"Their response was okay. There are some issues they want to study...it is a complicated, technical subject," he said.

Calling the discussions in Beijing 'friendly' and 'frank', the Vice President said that China is on the list of top priorities of Narendra Modi-led government.

During the Vice President’s visit, India and China signed a MoU on industrial parks with an aim of attracting Chinese investments in India and providing an enabling framework for Chinese companies to invest in Industrial parks and zones.


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