Modi raises terrorism, China-Pak corridor in talks with Xi, G20 meetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here amid differences between the two countries over a raft of issues, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which runs through PoK. The meeting was held this morning on the sidelines of G20 leaders summit at the Hangzhou West Lake State Guest House.
“First engagement in Hangzhou is a meeting with the host. PM @narendramodi meets President Xi Jinping,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The meeting between the two leaders comes in the backdrop of contentious issues including listing of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations in the UN, China stalling India’s membership at the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which runs through Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The two leaders had last met at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in June in Tashkent and are again set to meet in Goa next month on the sidelines of
BRICS summit.
China too has been concerned over the close ties of India with the US and the recently signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) which will give the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs.

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