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Modi to visit China in May

 BEIJING, Feb 1 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on his first visit to China in May this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today as the two nations look to step up the momentum in high-level exchanges.

“Modiji is going to come in May. I will give them dates today. This is a preparatory visit,” she told the Indian media after she addressed the Indian community here.

Prime Minister Modi has had three successful meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the most important being during President Xi’s visit to India in September last year.

He also had an occasion to interact with Premier Li Keqiang, Swaraj, who arrived here yesterday on a four-day visit, said.

Swaraj said her maiden visit to China after assuming office last year also focussed on opening the additional route for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, for which preparations are on. – PTI

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