Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi on Friday (25) at the Hyderabad House in Delhi.
This comes two years into the military standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
Jaishankar tweeted, “Greeted Chinese FM Wang Yi at Hyderabad House. Our discussions commence shortly.”
Wang’s unannounced arrival came hours after New Delhi issued a second statement on Beijing’s association with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad where the Chinese Foreign Minister was a guest.
“Nations and governments that associate themselves with such exercises should realize the impact it has on their reputation,” Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said.
Beijing made the unusual outreach Thursday when Wang reached New Delhi in the evening. There was no official announcement of the visit — not in Beijing, not in New Delhi.