Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a telephone call to Xi Jinping to congratulate him on his re-election as president of the People’s Republic of China.
“The two leaders agreed that as two major powers growing rapidly, bilateral relations between India and China are vital for the realization of 21st Century as ‘Asian Century’,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
President Xi also said China would enhance two-way communication on long-term, strategic bilateral issues to promote political mutual trust, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
The two Asian neighbours have recently agreed on a calendar for bilateral engagement in the coming months.
The agreement was reached during Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s visit to Beijing from February 23-24 for diplomatic consultations with senior Chinese officials.