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Modi congratulates Xi, hopes to promote India-China ties

Modi congratulates Xi, hopes to promote India-China ties
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New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping for securing a second term as the head of the ruling Communist Party, saying he looks forward to further promote India-China ties together.

“Congratulations to President Xi on getting re-elected as CPC General Secretary. Look forward to further promote India- China ties together,” Modi said in his message on popular Chinese microblog Weibo which is akin to Twitter.

Modi’s message was posted both in English and Mandarin.

Xi was formally handed a second term in power and his doctrine was written into the party constitution, elevating him on par with modern China’s founder Chairman Mao Zedong and his successor Deng Xiaoping.

Modi’s message comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector.

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