External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek and discussed ties between the two nations.

‘’Continuing the momentum of high-level exchanges EAM @SushmaSwaraj met Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi on the sidelines of #SCO Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Bishkek. Discussed issues of bilateral interest, including implementation of understanding reached during Wuhan Summit,’’ External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

This was the first top-level interaction between India and China after Beijing lifted its technical hold at the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, paving the way for the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

The two countries are expected to consolidate the dialogue at the highest level after the installation of a new government in India.

The new Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to host an informal summit in India later this year.

The first informal summit between the leaders of the two countries had taken place at Wuhan in China last year following the tense military stand-off at Doklam in the summer of 2017.

It was decided by the two leaderships that they would not allow differences between their two nations to become disputes.