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

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

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.

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

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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