"The two leaders underlined the importance of maintaining peace and quiet in all areas of the Indian-Chinese border region in the broader interest of the overall development of bilateral relations," a statement by the Indian Foreign Ministry said. 19659002] The meeting comes less than a year after the two countries entered a 72-day military stalemate last summer in the disputed border region of the Indo-Chinese-Bhutanese "Trijunktion".
The incident was the last in a long-running series of territorial flare-ups between the two nuclear-powered neighbors. In 1962, China and India fought a bloody border war, and skirmishes continued in the ensuing decades.
The statement of Saturday outlined proposals to strengthen the direct communication channels between the two military, "to build trust and mutual understanding and enhance predictability and effectiveness in the management of border issues."
The media in Wuhan said the Indian Foreign Minister Vijay Gokhale, the two countries have the "maturity and wisdom" to deal peacefully with their differences.
"On the question of the India-China border issue, the two leaders endorsed the work of the Special Representatives in their efforts to find a just, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution," he said.
Other lengthy sore spots between the two governments include China's ardent support of Pakistan, India's arch rival, and New Delhi's protection of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader in exile who considers Beijing a separatist traitor.
Clarify the Air
Acclaimed as an "informal summit" instead of a more traditional state visit, the meeting was interpreted as an attempt to restore relations between the two neighboring nuclear powers and restore confidence.
Friday afternoon had modes and Xi a one-on-one interview before visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, where some of China's oldest cultural relics can be seen.
Images from the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Raveesh Kumar Social media showed that Modi was welcomed in the museum with a lavish Chinese cultural performance. "India's and China's cultural ties go back many centuries," Kumar said on his official Twitter feed .
Other images showed how Xi accompanied modes throughout the show as the Indian leader played musical instruments and viewed the exhibits .
Show on Saturday The two leaders on the shores of the Baltic Sea in Wuhan became famous in the 1970s, when it was used as a retreat by the then leader Mao Zedong.
The statement also outlined plans by the two leaders to "promote bilateral trade and investment," although it contained no details of how this could be achieved.
The eve in the Hindustan Times The Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, described the two countries as a "critical period of economic development and modernization", stressing that economic and trade cooperation between the two countries has been strong in recent years have increased.
More than 2.6 billion people and 17.6% of the global economy belong to their colonies between India and China.
China is India's largest trading partner a bilateral trade volume of $ 84 billion last year. However, economic relations are overshadowed by almost $ 600 billion in trade between the US and China.
Luo pointed to the growing threat of protectionism in the US and stressed the importance of free and open cross-border trade. "With the current backlash against globalization, a direct dialogue between the two leaders will promote free trade," the commentary says.
It comes as China is in an escalating fight to trade with the Trump government in the United States, which has threatened hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods.
In a State Report, Chinese President Xi Jinping was quoted on Saturday as saying that "a great cooperation between the two big nations, China and India, will create global influence."
"China wants to make a joint effort with India to build a closer development partnership and promote cooperation in all areas," Xi was quoted as saying.
Im Interview with CNN described Madhav The Nalapat, director of the geopolitical department of Manipal University in India, the warming gang in recognition of the leading countries of India and China I must work together to make the "21st Century to the Asian Century".
"The Asian century is, frankly, the heart of this summit," said Nalapat. "They will work hard to create a very strong relationship, to create oxygen, which will precipitate and solve problems at the lower level."
CNN's Steven Jiang contributed to this report.