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Jun 10, 2018
10:04AM

India, China sign 2 agreements on Brahmaputra water data sharing & non-basmati rice export

India and China signed two bilateral agreements following the meeting between the Prime Minister and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit. The agreements include continuing to share Brahmaputra water data during flood season and exporting non-Basmati rice to China.
Talking to reporters in Qingdao, Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said, the two countries have set a trade target of 100 billion dollars by 2020. He said, during the hour-long meeting between Mr Modi and Mr Xi, both countries agreed on several initiatives to take forward the spirit of Wuhan Informal Summit. He said, the Chinese President accepted Prime Minister Modi’s invitation for a Wuhan type informal summit in India next year.
The Prime Minister also held bilateral meetings with Presidents of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Mr Modi reached Qingdao yesterday on a two-day visit to take part in the SCO summit.

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