September 5, 2017 / 7:44 AM / a year ago

China and India are development opportunities for each other, not threats, Xi tells Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures as he talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) as they arrive for a group photo during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Wu Hong/Pool

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the two Asian giants are development opportunities for each other, not threats, China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, told a regular news briefing on Tuesday.

Xi held a meeting with Modi in the southeastern Chinese town of Xiamen on the sidelines of a summit of the BRICS grouping of nations.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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